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(New York) – Algerian authorities deported a Human Rights Watch official, Ahmed Benchemsi, on August 19, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities detained him for 10 hours and seized his passports, holding them for 10 days before deporting him…
Photograph of Ahmed Benchemsi
(Beirut) Algeria’s judiciary sentenced an Amazigh activist to a suspended one-year prison term on August 7, 2018 for a Facebook post criticizing government discrimination against a minority group, Human Rights Watch said today. In the 2014 social media…
Amazigh activist Yezza Salim appears in photo from Wikipedia profile © Adil Massil
(Beirut) – Algerian authorities should immediately free a blogger who has been on hunger strike since July 8, 2018 to protest his seven-year prison sentence on charges for which he should never have been prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today.
Algerian blogger Merzoug Touati appears in a still from video.