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Algeria: Tightening the Screws on Protests

Expand On July 5 2019, thousands of people protested for a twentieth consecutive week in Algeria's capital, defying a major police presence just days before the mandate of interim president Bensalah expires.  © AFP/Getty Images Algeria’s authorities have jailed dozens of people for peaceful protests in the six months since the beginning of a wave of street demonstrations that forced the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have arrested people for peacefully carrying a flag or a protest sign. They jailed a veteran of the independence…

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