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Algeria: Prominent Rights Defender Imprisoned on Election Eve

Expand Algerians take part in an anti-government demonstration, on April 5, 2019 in the capital Algiers after the resignation of ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.  © 2019 Louiza Ammi/abaca/Sipa USA (Beirut) – The Algerian authorities should immediately release a prominent rights defender arrested on December 10, 2019 and convicted and sentenced the same day, Human Rights Watch said today. Kaddour Chouicha was sentenced to one year in prison on charges that appeared to be related solely to his criticism of military and political authorities and his participation in a political protest.…

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