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Karim Tabbou, a key figure in demonstrations that forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in 2019, was released on probation.

The 47-year-old will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday, according to his lawyer.

Islamists expected to win Algeria's elections, breaking military's domination

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Islamists expected to win Algeria's elections, breaking military's domination

Experts say Islamist parties will likely win Algeria's elections this June, which will mean breaking from a long history of secular military rule.

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

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Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

Protesters across Algeria have called for an independent judiciary following the incarceration of regime opponents.

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Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

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Thousands protest in Algiers after election date announced

Algeria's resurgent pro-democracy movement has overwhelmingly rejected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's call for early legislative elections.

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Algerian president sets election date as protesters flood streets

Elections previously scheduled for 2022 were brought forward after Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved parliament and called for ...

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Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

A revived pro-democracy movement has taken root again in the North Africa country.

59 Algerian pro-democracy activists released from jail: ministry

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59 Algerian pro-democracy activists released from jail: ministry

Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

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Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

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Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

Arrested on charges of "inciting an unarmed gathering" and "endangering national unity" after covering Hirak demonstrations, the 40-year-old was ...

Algerian students hold anti-government protests

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Algerian students hold anti-government protests

Dozens of Algerian students defied police Tuesday to demonstrate in the capital Algiers.

Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

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Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

Dozens of Algerian protesters, journalists, and activists have been arrested, wrongfully prosecuted, and sometimes tortured.

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

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Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for the Liberation of Prisoners said.

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Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a long-awaited speech to the nation late Thursday, declared dozens of pardons in a gesture of appeasement as ...

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Algeria's president dissolves parliament, calls for early elections

Many protesters feel Tebboune’s gestures so far have been largely cosmetic, and note he is a product of the long-time political elite.

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Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

Algeria's president pardoned jailed anti-government activists and announced early elections.

Thousands of Algerians rally ahead of Hirak protests anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians rally ahead of Hirak protests anniversary

Demonstrators shouted slogans against the military and the current president in the massive rally in Kherrata, where Hirak protests first broke ...

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Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

Algerian president returns from Germany after post-Covid surgery

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Algerian president returns from Germany after post-Covid surgery

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned home after a stay in Germany for surgery following post-coronavirus complications.

Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

The New Arab Staff

Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

The Democracy Index in 2020 has hit an all-time low since the index was first produced in 2006.

Algerian activist Walid Nekiche 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police'

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Algerian activist Walid Nekiche 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police'

Arrested during a peaceful protest in Alger in November 2019, Walid Nekiche described to local newspaper the abuses he underwent until his ...

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