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Free Anyone Detained for Peaceful Protest, Criticizing Authorities

Click to expand Image On July 5 2019, thousands of people…
On July 5 2019, thousands of people protested for a twentieth consecutive week in Algeria's capital, defying a major police presence just days before the mandate of interim president Bensalah expires. © AFP/Getty Images
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Respond to Youth Demands, Gain Respect in the World

(Beirut) – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) governments can respond to the popular demands of the region’s youth for reform by implementing five changes in 2018 to arbitrary, outdated legal systems that infringe upon citizens’ rights and liberties,…
Demonstration outside Parliament on December 6, 2016, with women in white dresses and wrapped in bandages, calling for the repeal of article 522 of the penal code.
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Sentenced to 2 Years for Insulting President

(Beirut) – A journalist on hunger strike since July 2016, to protest his arrest in Algeria on charges on which he should not have been prosecuted, died on December 11, Human Rights Watch said today…
Relatives carry the coffin of British-Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt, who had died on December 11 after staging a hunger strike in Algiers over his two years sentence for publishing articles considered as offensive to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Al
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Using 2001 Decree, Police Block Protest March

(Washington, DC) - The Algerian authorities should rescind a 2001 decree denying people the right to assemble peacefully, Human Rights Watch said today.
 
 A force of several hundred police officers was deployed to the center of Algiers on the…
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Using 2001 Decree, Police Block Protest March

(Washington, DC) - The Algerian authorities should rescind a 2001 decree denying people the right to assemble peacefully, Human Rights Watch said today. A force of several hundred police officers was deployed to the center of Algiers on the morning of…
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Attacks and Threats Remain a Very Serious Concern

Honduran authorities should take concrete steps to end impunity for abuses committed after the country's 2009 coup, and to curb ongoing attacks against journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report…
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Little Progress on Human Rights after Six Months of Lobo Government

(Washington DC) - Six months after President Porfirio Lobo took office, Honduras has made little progress toward addressing the serious human rights abuses since the 2009 coup, Human Rights Watch said today. Threats and attacks against journalists and the…
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(Washington, DC) - The restoration of constitutional order in Honduras should be accompanied by the immediate repeal of repressive decrees issued by the de facto government, and a full investigation of abuses committed in the aftermath of the coup, Human…
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Emergency Decree Prohibits Criticism of De Facto Government

(New York) - Honduras's de facto government should immediately rescind an emergency decree that severely restricts press freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. Honduran security forces seized the offices of Radio Globo and Cholusat Sur television early…
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Secretary General José Miguel Insulza Organization of American States 17th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 Dear Secretary General: I am writing to share with you our concerns regarding credible reports that we have…