Hirak movement
Protest rallies held across Algeria on second anniversary of Hirak movement

According to Algerian prisoners’ rights group, the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees, security forces arrested approximately 26 people in Algiers and 59 others across the country during the protests for unspecified reasons

Algerian president to dissolve parliament, calls for early elections

The president also announced a government reshuffle within the next 48 hours and the issuance of presidential pardons to dozens of imprisoned Hirak protesters

Algerians mark second anniversary of Hirak protests

Algerians gathered in the town of Kherrata where the first spark of the Hirak protests was lit in 2019. The protests led to the overthrow of then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and have continued demanding the removal of the military and political elite of his time

Hirak activists hospitalized Algeria Hirak activists on hunger strike against pre-trial detention hospitalized in Algeria

The three Hirak activists – Mohamed Tadjadit (25), Noureddine Khimoud (25) and Abdelhak Ben Rahmani (38) – began a hunger strike on December 27 last year after they were denied bail and their pre-trial detention was extended by the authorities

Algeria Bouteflika era officials acquitted Algerian court acquits three former Bouteflika regime officials, including his brother

Said Bouteflika, Mohamed Mediene and Bachir Tartag were acquitted by the military appeals court on Saturday after a retrial cleared them of conspiracy charges

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

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 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

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 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

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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