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A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Algerian police said Sunday they had launched an investigation after videos on social media claiming officers sexually abused a teenage boy arrested during anti-government protests sparked fury.

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.

Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on <em>Hirak</em> <em>protests</em>

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Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

Five people were arrested in Algeria on suspicion of planning "terrorist" acts against weekly Hirak pro-democracy protests in ...

Algerian protesters call for free press, judiciary

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Algerian protesters call for free press, judiciary

Journalists were assaulted at last week's Hirak demonstration and authorities have threatened to permanently withdraw France 24's media ...

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Media watchdog urges Algeria to probe violence against journalists

RSF urged Algerian authorities to investigate violence against journalists at an anti-government demonstration.

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Algeria threatens to withdraw 'biased' France 24 press accreditation

Broadcaster France 24 has been threatened by Algerian authorities over alleged bias in its reporting of the pro-democracy Hirak ...

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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 ...

Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria <em>protests</em>

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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.

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How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

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Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

Allegations that Algerian activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention have prompted rights groups to demand an ...

Riots in Algeria following jailing of activist

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Riots in Algeria following jailing of activist

Protesters burnt tyres and blocked several roads in Ouargla after a court in the town convicted Ameur Guerrache to seven-years in prison.

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.

Algeria anti-govt protesters hit streets after year-long hiatus

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Algeria anti-govt protesters hit streets after year-long hiatus

Despite a ban on gatherings over the pandemic, crowds gathered in several neighbourhoods of Algiers on Friday.

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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.

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Algerian students hold anti-government protests

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

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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" ...

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

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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'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 <em>Hirak</em> <em>protests</em> 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 ...

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.

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