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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957

Algeria and U.N

Algeria and U.N.

The Algerian National Liberation Army has asked the French Government to allow a U.N. enquiry on the Melonza massacre. When 300 men of the village of Melonza were murdered, the French claimed this as the work of the Liberation Army, an attempt to terrorise other villages into toeing the rebel line. The Liberation Army claims:
(1)The atrocity was committed by Algerians in French pay, to try and whip up hatred in France against the rebels;
(2)The victims were selected—all were adult men fit and able to carry arms. The women of the village were driven off by the French and held incommunicado;
(3)The Liberation Army would welcome a U.N. enquiry into the whole use of force in Algeria, and especially into the responsibility for the Melonza massacre.