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

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

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 sentenced on appeal in September to two years in jail.

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.

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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 movement.

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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 ...

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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.

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

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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.

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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 ...

Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

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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

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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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Algerian online activist's jail term cut to one year

Prisoners' rights group CNLD says around 80 people, including activists, social media users and journalists, are currently in custody in connection with the country's anti-government protest movement or individual liberties.

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Algeria president returns to Germany for post-Covid-19 treatment

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned to Germany for treatment of post-Covid-19 complications in his foot.

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

The once-mighty presidential aide was long seen as the real power running the North African country after his brother suffered a debilitating ...

Ousted Algeria leader's 'secret child' loses appeal against jail

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Ousted Algeria leader's 'secret child' loses appeal against jail

Zoulikha Nachinache was found guilty of money laundering, influence peddling, squandering public funds and illicit transfer of foreign currency ...

Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

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Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

Aged 75 and a heavy smoker, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalised in Germany on October 28, and Algerian authorities later announced ...

Algerian prosecutors seek tougher jail term for activist

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Algerian prosecutors seek tougher jail term for activist

Algerian prosecutors are seeking a tougher jail sentence for Amira Bouraoui, a prominent activist in the pro-democracy Hirak movement, at her ...

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