France: End of the Barricades

After four months of testimony, the "Barricades trial" ended last week in Paris with 13 acquittals. Of the 19 charged with "attacking the security of the state" during the January 1960 anti-De Gaulle uprising in Algiers, only six were found guilty-and all six had already fled to safety in exile. The stiffest in absentia sentences were handed out to the co-leaders of the uprising: death was decreed for burly Barkeeper Joseph Ortiz, chief of the terrorist Front National Français, and ten years' imprisonment for bearded, handsome Pierre Lagaillarde, the ex-paratrooper and student hero at the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!