Mohamed Larbi Zitout
Mohamed Larbi Zitout is a human rights activist and former diplomat.
After graduating from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Algiers and obtaining a master's degree in International Relations, he pursued a career in diplomacy. By 1995, he was a civil servant in Libya,In 1995, however - three years into the Algerian Civil War - he resigned from his position and emigrated to the United Kingdom.
Since leaving Libya, he has become an outspoken opponent of the Algerian government and human rights advocate. He has been interviewed or appeared as a commentator in a number of newspapers and broadcast media, such as the BBC, ABC and Al-Jazeera, and has contributed chapters to An Inquiry into the Algerian Massacres ("Les Régimes Arabes et le Conflit Algérien", p. 847) and Quelle réconciliation pour l'Algérie? ("La reconciliation passe par réhabilitation des victimes, de la nation et de l'Etat", p. 121.) He is a founding member of Justitia Universalis, a human rights organisation set up in 2001 dedicated to fighting impunity.