France: Surprise Witness

Who kidnaped Mehdi Ben Barka? It is almost exactly a year since the diminutive exiled Moroccan leftist leader vanished from a street in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. For the past several weeks the knotty mystery of his disappearance has been unraveling in a Paris court. All the evidence confirms the likelihood that he stepped willingly into a black Peugeot and was whisked to a villa in a Paris suburb because he believed that envoys of his old political enemy, Morocco's King Hassan II, were trying to contact him with an offer to return home for a reconciliation with the...

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