Algeria opposition leader Ait-Ahmed given state funeral

Firemen carry the coffin of late Algerian opposition figure Hocine Ait-Ahmed as people gather to pay their respects, on December 31, 2015 in the capital AlgiersThe remains of Hocine Ait-Ahmed, one of the fathers of Algeria’s struggle for independence from France and then a longtime opposition figure, arrived home on Thursday for a state funeral. Ait-Ahmed, who was jailed by the French in 1956, was freed after a ceasefire in 1962.

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