Paul Aussaresses

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: French military officer whose admission of executions and torture during the Algerian independence war in the 1950's and early 1960's forced France to re-examine that dark period, but who was convicted and fined in 2002 for "complicity in justifying war crimes" in connection with his memoir about the seven-year war that ended with Algeria's independence from the French rule in 1962.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 7, 1918

 

Died: December 3, 2013

 

Location: La Vancelle, France