Political prisoners in Algeria
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 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

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 

UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria

The human rights office urged the Algerian government to stop its ongoing systematic crackdown on anti-government protesters and activists of the Hirak movement

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

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

Hirak activist trial Algeria Algerian court begins trial for Hirak activist Karim Tabbou 

Tabbou, the leader of the the Democratic Social Union party, is a prominent face of the Hirak protests that began last year. Following the deposition of long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the protesters have continued to demand structural change

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