- The Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation was proposed as a way to bring about a transition to peace after the 10-year civil war, which claimed more than 100,000 lives. The Charter pardons those convicted or imprisoned for armed violent actions during the civil war. The Charter will ensure that those wanted in Algeria or abroad for taking part in armed actions will not face prosecution for these actions. The only exception to this applies to those involved in mass killings, rapes or bombings in public areas, who will still face prosecution.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
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