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Algeria: Release blogger held for sharing photos on Facebook

Headline Title:  Algeria: Release blogger held for sharing photos on Facebook 15 October 2013 The Algerian authorities must immediately release a blogger detained on terrorism and defamation charges after he shared photos and caricatures of the President and the Prime Minister on his Facebook account, Amnesty International said.The lawyer of 24-year-old blogger Abdelghani Aloui filed, on 13 October, a request for his release pending trial. A decision is expected this week.“The Algerian authorities appear to be trying to stifle criticism at a time of uncertainty ahead of presidential…

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