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Many Algerians are torn over whether to vote in a contentious constitutional referendum this week.

Comment: This 1 November, Algerians remember their anti-colonial struggle as they stand defiant against a regime that is far from achieving the demands of today's protest movement, writes Malia Bouattia.

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by <em>protests</em>

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the protest movement.

Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

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Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

A court in Algeria has sentenced an anti-government activist to 10 years in prison for ‘inciting atheism’ after a Koran with a page ripped out ...

Algeria <em>Hirak</em> protest movement activists jailed

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Algeria Hirak protest movement activists jailed

Algerian activist, Brahim Lalami was among a number of Hirak members to be sentenced, authorities said.

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Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

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Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

Former Algerian policeman Toufik Hassani was convicted of "threatening police agents"

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The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

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Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

The government had promised to press for reforms during elections late last year after the resignation of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika ...

Coronavirus halted Algeria's <em>protests</em> - will they now resume?

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

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Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Algerian activists have gone on a hunger strike and claim they have been abused in detention.

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the lawyer of jailed journalist Khaled Drareni

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirakprotests, has been sentenced to three years ...

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the ...

Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

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Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

Djamel Toubal, who had been sentenced to a two-year prison term for Facebook posts deemed to support anti-government protests, has had ...

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Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The rights group says Tebboune's crackdown on anti-government activists is preventing true constitutional reform.

Five jailed after banned Algeria demonstration

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Five jailed after banned Algeria demonstration

Lawyers accused the Algerian regime of attempting to repress peaceful anti-government protesters through banning demonstrations on the pretext ...

Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

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Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

Algeria has intensified its crackdown on an anti-government protest movement in a bid to discourage demonstrations once coronavirus restrictions ...

Three '<em>Hirak</em>' activists in Algeria to face trial

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Three 'Hirak' activists in Algeria to face trial

Three Algerian activists will face trial after being ordered to be held in pre-trial detention.

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