Articles for Algeria

The Human Rights Committee (HRC) was seized in November 2016 by Alkarama concerning the case of Ahmed Khalil Mahmoud Braih, one of the founders and main leaders of the Polisario Front, who was kidnapped by DRS (Algeria’s Intelligent Services) agents in the centre of Algiers on the morning of 6 January 2009.

Alkarama submitted, Monday, 28 July 2020, a communication to the United Nation Human Rights Committee concerning the case of Dr Messoud Menniche, an Algerian lawyer who has been arrested by the security services of the wilaya of Blida on 6 April 1996.

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.

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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).

(Geneva, June 28, 2018) – In the context of the fourth periodic review of Algeria by the Human Rights Committee (HR Committee) to be held on July 4-5, 2018, Alkarama submitted its alternative report on June 4, 2018.

Update: We are happy to confirm that Rafik Belamrania was released on February 16, 2018.

On January 18, 2018, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (SRFRDX) following the arrest of professor and human rights defender Amine Fadha for Facebook posts in which he criticised the government and the army.