Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section B. Unconditional release
During the Algerian war of independence, it was reported that:
Since the proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic in September 1958, 40 French soldiers who had been taken prisoner were released by the ALN [Armée de Libération Nationale] without any condition. 20 were released in Algeria and 20 others were released in Tunisia and Morocco, through the Algerian Red Crescent.