Algeria: shock after the death in prison of a human rights activist Kamel Eddine Fekhar

Algeria: shock after the death in prison of a human rights activist Kamel Eddine Fekhar

Kamel Eddine Fekhar, in custody since early April, died Tuesday, May 28 at Blida hospital, according to one of his lawyers Salah Dabouz. Having started a hunger strike, along with fellow Ibrahim Aouf, a fellow Mozabite activist, Fekhar’s health deteriorated very quickly. According to the lawyer, the detainee was poorly cared for in the prison […]

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Algeria: appeal for the liberation of Louisa Hanoune

Algeria: appeal for the liberation of Louisa Hanoune

The temporary detention on May 9th of Louisa Hanoune provokes strong reactions abroad, especially in France. An “arbitrary arrest that gives rise to legitimate emotion”. It is with these words that a thousand French personalities, political and union activists, human rights defenders, academics, have signed an appeal calling for the “immediate release” of the leader […]

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Algeria: Two Algerian prosecutors and the boss of the anti-corruption member sacked

Algeria: Two Algerian prosecutors and the boss of the anti-corruption member sacked

Another sign, after the court summons and arrests, that the tension is far from having dropped in Algeria. The first remark we make is that the posts concerned are eminently sensitive. The dismissal on Thursday of two prosecutors of Algiers, city where are centralized several recent investigations targeting personalities related to the regime of ousted […]

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Since the resignation of Bouteflika, who heads Algeria?

Since the resignation of Bouteflika, who heads Algeria?

The renunciation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika cascaded the fall of the main pillars of the “system” so much criticized by the street. A rather mixed assessment eighty days after the first wave of demonstrations demanding the departure of the Algerian head of state, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Begun February 22, the popular protest movement has certainly obtained, in […]

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika 's brother Said arrested

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ‘s brother Said arrested

Said Bouteflika, the brother of deposed Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, considered a real strongman in the presidential palace since his brother’s stroke, was arrested on Saturday with two former intelligence chiefs, Mohamed Mediene, the former boss of secret service and ex-intelligence coordinator Athmane Tartag. “It seems that these three people were arrested as part of […]

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Algeria: Issad Rebrab, the CEO of the largest private group incarcerated

Algeria: Issad Rebrab, the CEO of the largest private group incarcerated

Surprisingly, the gendarmerie on Monday arrested businessman Issad Rebrab, CEO of the Cevital group considered the first fortune of Algeria, for “false statement on capital movements.” Issad Rebrab, CEO of the first private group in Algeria, Cevital, and considered as the first fortune of the country, was incarcerated on the night of Monday, April 22, […]

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Algeria: Five billionaires including relatives of Bouteflika arrested

Algeria: Five billionaires including relatives of Bouteflika arrested

Five Algerian billionaires, including relatives of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, were arrested in Algeria in an anti-corruption investigation, local television reported on Monday. These five suspects are Issad Rebrab, considered the richest man in Algeria, and four brothers of the Kouninef family with ties to Bouteflika, adds the television. Issad Rebrab heads Cevital, which imports […]

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Algeria: new monster demonstration against power in Algiers

Algeria: new monster demonstration against power in Algiers

The protesters are demanding the departure of Bouteflika’s relatives who are propelled into power after his withdrawal from the presidential race. The streets of Algiers are not empty for this ninth “act” of mobilization. An immense crowd filled the streets of central Algiers for several kilometers again for a new demonstration demanding the departure of […]

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Algeria: the regime will know if the Bouteflika dismiss is enough to calm the protestations

Algeria: the regime will know if the Bouteflika dismiss is enough to calm the protestations

Algerian leaders who have in turn released Abdelaziz Bouteflika will know Friday, which promises to be a new test day of major events, if their proposal to sidelined the president is enough to appease the popular protest. In advocating Tuesday the implementation of constitutional mechanisms to remove Mr. Bouteflika, General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Chief of […]

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Algeria: Constitutional Council has not yet debated Bouteflika

Algeria: Constitutional Council has not yet debated Bouteflika

The Algerian Constitutional Council has not yet debated a possible procedure for dismissal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for unfit to carry out his office, reported Thursday the Algerian public radio. This constitutional solution to the protests that has been going on since late February was proposed Tuesday by the army chief of staff and Deputy […]

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