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During Pandemic, Algeria Tightens Vise on Protest Movement

Expand Security forces stand at a checkpoint to enforce a curfew aiming to prevent the spread of corona virus in Algiers, Algeria, April 8, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Toufik Doudou For some authoritarians, the coronavirus tragedy has presented a golden opportunity to grab more power and trample rights. Hungary’s parliament has voted to allow Prime Minister Victor Orban to rule by decree indefinitely, and in Hong Kong, police, apparently acting at China’s behest, arrested prominent pro-democracy leaders for “unauthorized” demonstrations a year ago. Algeria is no laggard in this regard. Algerians…

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