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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.

Today, the Alkarama Foundation raised the current situation in Algeria with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the concerned special procedures, after the announcement that Abdelaziz Bouteflika, currently hospitalized in Geneva, is running for a fifth presidential term.

Alkarama highlighted in particular the extent of the demonstrations that gathered several million people in the streets to say “no” to a fifth term, and to call for a radical regime change and the establishment of the rule of law.

Une manifestation de familles de victimes de disparitions forcées organisée le 30 août 2018, journée internationale des victimes de disparition forcée, a été dispersée ce matin par un large dispositif policier. La dispersion de familles de victimes de dispositions forcées a été accompagnée de violence policière et d’arrestations arbitraires contre les manifestants pacifiques qui avaient répondu à l’appel  au rassemblement de la Coordination nationale des familles de disparus (CNFD).

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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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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