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Despite numerous calls by independent UN experts to revise its anti-terrorism legislation, which violates both domestic and international law, the Algerian authorities have unlawfully registered 16 people on "terrorist" lists. 

During the 134th session held in Geneva from February 28 to March 25, 2022, the UN Human Rights Committee has, once again, concluded that the Algerian authorities are responsible for the violations committed by Polisario agents against a Sahrawi refugee, M'Rabih ADDA, in the camp of Tindouf (southeast Algeria).

On 8 June 2022, in the framework of the follow-up procedure, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to inform it of the refusal of the Algerian authorities to implement Opinion No. 7/2020, which establishes and recognises the serious violations suffered by Mr.

Our concerns
  • Serious and persistent violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and use of force against demonstrators;
  • Serious and persistent violations of the right to freedom of expression through systematic arrests of individuals critical of the government, including political opponents, human rights defenders and other peaceful activists;
  • Use of torture and ill-treatment against prisoners of opinion in detention, and denial of medical care;
  • Absence of independence of the judiciary.



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