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Algeria: Prominent Journalist Facing Charges

Expand Journalist Khaled Drareni filming street protests in Algiers, December 2019. © Private (Beirut) – Khaled Drareni, a prominent journalist, was arrested on March 7, 2020 while covering the pro-democracy demonstrations in Algiers, Human Rights Watch said today. He was jailed for four days and then provisionally released, pending his trial. Drareni is being investigated on charges of “calling for an illegal gathering” and “undermining national unity” stemming from his reporting about the protests, which have been occurring regularly since February 2019. The authorities should stop arbitrarily…

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