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Algeria: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities should immediately free a blogger who has been on hunger strike since July 8, 2018 to protest his seven-year prison sentence on charges for which he should never have been prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Algerian blogger Merzoug Touati appears in a still from video.  © Youtube On June 21, an appeals court reduced the sentence of Merzoug Touati from 10 years to 7. He was convicted of incitement for urging public protests against a new finance law, and of “intelligence with a foreign country aiming at harming Algeria” for publishing an interview…

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