Tahar Djaout

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Djaout, editor-in-chief of the weekly cultural publication Ruptures, was shot outside his home near Algiers by Islamic militants on May 26. He died of his wounds on June 2. Djaout, who won the prestigious Prix Méditerranée in 1991 for his novel Vigiles, had received several death threats. His magazine, founded in January 1993, expressed views that strongly opposed Islamic fundamentalism.


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