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On 7 September 2016, Alkarama submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) the case of Sadek Rsiwi, a veteran of the National Liberation Army (ALN) and father of eight children, who disappeared in 1996 after refusing to take the lead of a local militia at the request of the Intelligence and Security Services (DRS), thus refusing to get involved in the civil war that followed the January 1992 military coup.
On 29 September 2016, 20 human rights defenders* and relatives of disappeared people were violently arrested by the police as they were peacefully demonstrating outside the National Assembly headquarters in Algiers.
Undue restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly;
Continuous refusal to implement the decisions of the HRCtee relating to human rights violations committed during the 1990s;
Violation of procedural guarantees, unfair trials and the practice of arbitrary detention;
Lack of independence of the judiciary and impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations
- 2006-2007 / 2016