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Algeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters

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November 14, 2019 Video Algeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters Leaders Arrested Ahead of Disputed Presidential Elections (Beirut) – Algerian authorities have arrested scores of pro-democracy movement activists since September 2019. Many remain detained on vague charges such as “harming national unity” and “undermining the morale of the army.” The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release the peaceful activists and respect the rights to free speech and assembly of all Algerians. “This spate of arrests looks like part of a pattern of trying to weaken opposition to Algeria’s…

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