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Latest detention underlines Algeria’s ongoing harassment of activists

Headline Title:  Latest detention underlines Algeria’s ongoing harassment of activists 04 January 2013 A campaigner on behalf of unemployed people has been arrested and detained in Algeria, amid continuing repression of social and economic rights activists, Amnesty International said today. Taher Belabès was arrested in the southern town of Ouargla on 2 January, after police dispersed a reportedly peaceful protest that demanded jobs and the departure of local officials in charge of tackling unemployment. While protesters in Algeria are often detained for a few hours and then released,…

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