Hirak movement
Algerians boycott elections as Hirak movement demands total overhaul & other stories

Today we look at the mass boycott of parliamentary elections in Algeria, protests against police brutality in Tunisia, and more

Palestinians mark 73rd Nakba Day amid worsening Israeli violence and other stories

Today we look at Israel’s bombing of Gaza and violence against Palestinians, the agreement accepted by NYU student workers in the US, and more

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

Students detained amid crackdown on Hirak movement in Algeria and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on student-led Hirak protests in Algeria, the student workers’ strike at NYU in the US, and more

Algerian-activist-Karim-tabbou Algerian Hirak movement activist Karim Tabbou released on probation following arrest 

Karim Tabbou was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a complaint filed against him for allegedly misbehaving with a government official in public. He was subsequently charged on eight counts including slander

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

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

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