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On 5 June 2020, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Opinion 7/2020, declaring the detention of Fadel Breica arbitrary. Of Sahrawi origin and living in Spain, M. Breica was arrested by Front Polisario members when visiting his sick mother in the Smara refugee camp in Tindouf. His family sought the assistance of Alkarama who submitted an urgent appeal to UN Special Procedures on 6 August 2019

The Correctional Chamber of the Algiers Court sentenced today Mr. Karim Tabou, a leading figure of the peaceful protest movement born in the country on 22 February 2019, to one year's imprisonment.
Mr. Karim Tabou (42) is the spokesman of the Democratic and Social Union (DSU), a party he created in November 2012. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Tabou served as First Secretary of the Socialist Forces Front (SFF), an Algerian opposition party founded in September 1963 by Hocine Aït Ahmed.

Adlène Mellah - Reda City - Amir DZ

Le 23 janvier 2019, plusieurs experts de l’ONU ont envoyé une lettre aux autorités algériennes dénonçant les mesures de représailles commises par les autorités contre plusieurs blogueurs et journalistes algériens pour avoir simplement exercé leur droit à la liberté d’expression.

Our concerns
  • Denial of the right to truth and justice of families of the disappeared, and continuous refusal to implement the decisions of the Treaty Bodies and to cooperate with the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances;

  • Undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association and ongoing ban on demonstrations in Algiers;

  • Repression and reprisals in the form of judicial harassment and unfair trials of human rights defenders, journalists and anyone critical of the authorities.

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