Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Prisoners freed Algeria Over 1,000 prisoners pardoned in Algeria, including many Hirak protesters

According to media reports, the clemency orders issued on Sunday included the Hirak activists released from pre-trial detention last week on a provisional basis

Hirak activists freed in Algeria Over 50 Hirak movement activists freed in Algeria

Several commentators and social media users in Algeria have noted that the release coincides with the visit of a high-ranking US official and likely took placedue to politically motivated reasons

Algeria Fethi Ghares Algerian left leader Fethi Ghares leaves prison after court reduces sentence on appeal

Ghares was convicted on charges of insulting the president and harming national unity. He was sentenced to two years in prison in January

Khaled Drareni Algeria Algerian court awards six-month suspended sentence to journalist Khaled Drareni

The independent journalist was arrested in March 2020 and charged with various serious offenses while he was covering the anti-establishment Hirak protests in Algeria

Algeria sentences leftist opposition leader Fethi Ghares to two years in prison

Ghares was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention last year in July after police raided and searched his home

Algeria activist sentenced Leading Hirak activist in Algeria, Chems Eddine Laalami, sentenced to two years in prison 

According to Algerian human rights organizations, at least 300 people are currently in jail due to their participation in the Hirak protests

Algerian leftist party leader Fethi Ghares arrested on trumped up charges

He has been arrested on multiple charges, including for allegedly allegedly insulting president Abdelmadjid Tebboune 

Algeria new PM Former finance minister Aymen Benabderrahmane nominated to be Algeria’s next prime minister

The recently concluded legislative elections on June 12 saw no party win a majority in the parliament 

Over 800 Algerians detained for questioning in 118th week of Hirak protests

The latest round of Hirak protests saw police place multiple restrictions in Algiers and other parts of the country. Friday’s mobilizations were the second round since the government announced a ban on unauthorized demonstrations

Defying ban on ‘unauthorized protests,’ Algerians take to the streets in large numbers

The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions

Hirak movement Algeria Algeria’s Hirak protesters condemn government decision to curb demonstrations

Ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for June 12, the government has announced a ban on unauthorized protests. The government reportedly fears the protests will lead to a low turnout in the polls

Algeria Hirak protesters Hunger strike 23 Hirak protesters arrested last week in Algeria launch hunger strike

The North African country witnessed massive demonstrations by Hirak protesters on April 9 demanding that the government unconditionally release all political prisoners on the eve of beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan