Algeria
Algerian court reduces journalist Abdelkarim Zeghileche’s prison sentence to one year

Zeghileche’s reduced one-year sentence includes a six-month jail term. Since he has already been in pre-trial detention since June 23, he is expected to be released in December

Algerian constitutional reforms approved in low-turnout referendum

Only 23.7 percent of the eligible voters exercised their franchise in the referendum. The Hirak protesters whose mobilization had led to the overthrow of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika had called for a boycott

Prominent Hirak protester Yacine Mebarki sentenced to 10 years in jail in Algeria

Yacine Mebarki is the latest in a long line of Hirak protesters and supporters, and journalists to face the wrath of the Algerian establishment. He has been charged with inciting atheism and undermining national unity

Algerian journalist acquitted Algerian journalist Belkacem Djir acquitted of all charges by Algiers court

34-year-old Djir was accused of ‘blackmail’ and using a ‘false identity’ and sentenced to three years in prison in a common law case. He is now expected to be released soon after over a year in detention 

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following November referendum

As per the proposed amendments to the constitution, the president will have to appoint as prime minister the leader of the party with the majority of seats in parliament

Algerian journalist prison sentence Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni’s prison term reduced but only by a year

The term of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who was earlier sentenced to three years in prison, has been reduced by a year. Activists and journalists condemned the ruling, demanding his freedom

Algeria announces referendum on new constitution in November

The new constitution, the fourth since 1962, will have term limits for the president and will give more powers to the prime minister and the parliament

Algerian journalist Abdelkrim Zeghileche faces prison term for “undermining national unity”

Abdelkrim Zeghileche, an active supporter of the Hirak protests, has been in pre-trial detention since June 23 and his trial is expected to begin in a few days. He faces a three-year prison term if convicted

Algerian journalist sentenced Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison for Facebook posts

An Algiers court handed journalist Khaled Drareni a three-year prison sentence. The verdict has been widely condemned by human rights groups and Hirak movement protesters

Algeria Hirak activist arrested Algerian court sentences prominent Hirak activist to one year imprisonment   

Amira Bouraoui, who has been convicted for her Facebook post, is part of the popular ongoing Hirak movement which calls for large-scale democratic reforms in Algeria

Algeria hirak protests Hirak protests continue across Algeria in solidarity with political prisoners

Close to 50 political detainees, most of them arrested for opposing the government and participating in the popular Hirak protests, remain in custody in Algeria

Hirak activists released Algeria Prominent Hirak movement activists released in Algeria

Two prominent activists related to the Hirak protest movement in Algeria were released on Monday after an Algiers court reduced one’s sentence and awarded the other a suspended sentence. The duo was convicted on frivolous and trumped up charges

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