Algeria
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

COVID-19 in Algeria 65 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 deaths, confirmed in Algeria

Due to its close ties and proximity to Europe, Algeria was the second African country to confirm cases of COVID-19 in late February. As of March 26, the total number of cases stood at 367 with 25 deaths having been reported

Hirak arrests Algeria Algerian security forces arrest 10 anti-government protesters

Those arrested include activist Samir Benlarbi, a prominent figure of the popular Hirak protest movement that has been going on in the country since February in opposition to corruption and inefficiency in governance and the political system

Hirak movement Algeria Algerians mark one year of anti-government Hirak movement

Protesters gathered in thousands to take part in marches and demonstrations against the government and the current political system in the country, which the people claim is rife with corruption and inefficiency

Algeria unions International trade union federations seek ILO intervention to stop persecution of Algerian activists

Independent trade union activities in Algeria have, for all practical purposes, been criminalized by the state which is facing intense pressure from mass movements for democratization

Algeria protests Algerians continue mass mobilizations, reject offers of talks

Thousands of Algerians, including students and teachers, participated in mass protests in the capital, Algiers, on Tuesday, December 17, against the country’s newly elected president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune

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