anti-government 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 political prisoners freed Over 100 political prisoners freed in Algeria

Prior to yesterday’s mass release, over 300 political prisoners were being detained by the Algerian government for supporting or participating in the anti-government Hirak protests or other opposition groups

18 Hirak activists freed on Algerian independence day

There are still close to 300 political detainees being held in prisons in Algeria. The president has indicated that more releases will take place in the days to come

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

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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