DJELFA- Minister of Mujahedeen (War Veterans) Tayeb Zitouni affirmed Thursday in Djelfa that Algeria will not be satisfied until the skulls of its martyrs, which are at Paris Musée de l’Homme, are restored, to be buried in their country.
“We won’t be satisfied until the skulls of the Algerian martyrs (which are) at Paris Musée de l’Homme are buried in Algeria,” said Thursday Zitouni during his visit to Djelfa.
“There is coordination, on this issue, between the Algerian Ministries of Mujahedeen and Foreign Affairs and the Directorate of International Cooperation,” said the minister in a conference on the “attacks on the barracks of Maamra at Kada Mount during the National Liberation War, in the commune of Hed Shari (80km north of Djelfa).
“Algeria’s ambassador to France has been contacted to maintain contact with the French authorities on this issue, subject to technical procedures,” he said.
“We really feel upset to see these skulls separated from the rest of their bodies since one century and a half, but this issue has something positive: It shows the true face of France of the democracy, equality and human rights,” added Zitouni, underlining that it is a “matter of honour” to all the Algerians, for which “we will use all the diplomatic channels.”