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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #256 (Dec) - Readers: Details of Ben Barka (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:48:38 +0200

I would first like to commend the work done by Gisèle and Christian around the assassination of Mehdi Ben Barka published in No. 254 of October 2015 Alternative Libertaire and involve me in support of it to the new Committee for Truth in the abduction and disappearance of Mehdi Ben Barka. And I would like to provide below some additional information: ---- Indeed Article refers to the book of Daniel Guerin, Ben Barka and his killers - 16 years of investigation, published by Plon in 1982 (actually increased reissue of the first version published at Guy Authier in 1975, after ten years investigations). In fact, Daniel has never given up the fight for the truth until his last moments in 1988. The proof is that he told me in the course of my appointment as executor a fat envelope containing confidential information with the moral contract to add them after his death to an eventual new edition of his book. This is why a new edition under the title Ben Barka, the assassins appeared in early 1991 to Syllepse & Periscope editions, plus eight unpublished annex added to the nine appendices included in the 1982 version and a preface by Gilles Perrault and a back cover of Bachir Ben Barka, eldest son of Mehdi Ben Barka.

Titanic struggle

Unpublished schedules with a number of new elements and new characters quote, I consulted as master Maurice Buttin [1] family lawyer Ben Barka (Honorary lawyer today which Ben Barka affair remains the only current folder as part of a procedure to Lille now relocated) that Bashir and Anne, daughter of Daniel and fellow Circle of Daniel Guérin before authorizing their publication.

Moreover Gilles Perrault's preface was written in 1990, two years after the disappearance of Daniel, so much so that it contains information which Daniel was never aware: "Ben Barka was to be received the next day ( his abduction, ed) at the Elysee, where de Gaulle had already hosted twice... ", which means that, while welcoming the titanic struggle for truth that Daniel led for more than twenty years, Gilles Perrault takes distances with the last scenario that had rallied Daniel Guérin (scenario widely shared today), in the evening of his life: that is to say the death "accidental" by involuntary homicide or murder Mehdi Ben Barka unpremeditated by donors of removal orders, it being however fully programmed and sponsored by the king of Morocco, while affirming all the interest in the book of Daniel.

This type of information, postmortem Daniel Guerin, only reinforces the fact that the DGSE (the new name in 1982 decided in a desire to break with the past symbolically the SDECEE, whose name was associated with the affair Ben Barka, in which was involved Maurice Leroy, said Finville, the head of its "Service 7") and ISB otherwise hold the key to the truth, but at least the essential information. And no government, both right and "left", until today has demonstrated the political will to shed light on this matter by requesting the lifting of defense secrecy for records concerning it.

Daniel Guerrier (friend of AL)

[1] A new edition of the book by Maurice Buttin, Ben Barka, Hassan II, de Gaulle - What I know of them, just released to Khartala editions, enriched over the edition of 2010 and increased by a Bachir Ben Barka preface.

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