Articles for Algeria

On Thursday, 4 April 2024, Algerian authorities released Mr. Abderrahmane Zitout after serving the two-year prison sentence he was condemned to following an unfair trial. 

Alkarama and the International Association for the Protection of Human Rights (LIPDH) have informed the UN Human Rights Committee that Ahmed Khalil Mahmoud BRAIH - known as Ahmed BRAIH -, victim of enforced disappearance, has been detained in Blida prison in Algiers under another name assigned by the authorities for, according to his family, concealing his detention. 

On March 12, 2024, Alkarama urgently addressed the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to inform her of the abuses inflicted upon former military officer Benhalima MOHAMED AZZOUZ by members of the security services in Blida military prison (50 km south of Algiers), where he is currently held in isolation. 

Alkarama has learned that Mr. Adel Abdelmalek, a former gendarme, has been sentenced to eight years in prison by Algeria's military judiciary on fabricated charges according to the victim's family. 

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the Algerian authorities to immediately release Mr. Abderrahmane Zitout, an Algerian citizen arbitrarily detained since his arrest at his workplace on 30 March 2022 by intelligence agents. 

On  29 August 2023, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding former gendarme Mr. Adel Abdelmalek, who has been in enforced disappearance since his abduction on Saturday 19th August evening from the headquarters of the National Gendarmerie in the wilaya of Tebessa by a group affiliated with the Algerian intelligence, according to his brother, journalist Anouar Malek. 

A UN expert has expressed concern over an escalating crackdown against civil society by Algerian authorities after the dissolutions of la Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LADDH) and le Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse (

In a decision dated 25 November 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has clearly established once again the responsibility of Algeria for the violations suffered by one of the victims of the repression of the 1990s, Tawfik DJAOU, who has been missing since his abduction in Constantine by agents of the Department of Intelli

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a process conducted by States within the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, consists of "reviewing the human rights achievements of all UN Member States".

Alkarama addressed the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, requesting its intervention with the Algerian authorities regarding the young activist Abdelhamid Bouziza, who has been forcibly disappeared since 19 October.

Abdelhamid Bouziza (25), a peaceful activist and social media blogger, denounced the situation of political detainees and peacefully advocated for their defense through social media.