“Algerian authorities’ revenge frenzy following Bouraoui’s departure only show how intent they are on keeping activists under their tight grip and putting their lives on hold.” – CIHRS
“The Algerian authorities seem determined to shut down any independent activity that would shed light on human rights violations,” says HRW.
Imprisonment of Radio M and Maghreb Émergent director poses a grave threat to the right to information, say media leaders.
Journalist’s detention is the culmination of years of judicial harassment designed to silence two of the last Algerian media outlets still providing a free debate and criticism.
At least 14 journalists are under judicial proceedings. Four are in detention. We are witnessing an escalation of repression.
Activists denounce claims made by the Algerian UPR delegation to the UN regarding the state of the country’s human rights
Human rights defenders say the Algerian government continues to impose restrictions on free association and free expression amidst a rise in gender-based violence.
Ahead of Algeria’s Universal Periodic Review, rights groups call attention to the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
Rights groups launch an online campaign to draw attention to how authorities have increasingly attempted to stifle dissenting voices and independent civil society.
Algeria: Spain forsakes international obligations in appalling refoulement of Algerian whistleblower
Rights groups condemn Spain’s deportation of Algerian activist Mohamed Benhalima who faces a high risk of torture, arbitrary detention and unfair trial in Algeria.
ARTICLE 19 calls on the Algerian authorities to put an immediate end to the continuous flow of violations against journalists and the media, and to reverse unconstitutional practices restricting free expression.
Dozens of “Hirak” pro-democracy activists including journalist Khaled Drareni, are released as the movement takes to the street to mark its second anniversary. Rights groups call on the international community to urge Algerian authorities to end policies aimed at silencing peaceful free expression and assembly.
Amidst an escalating crackdown on civil society and freedom of expression, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution calling attention to the rapid deterioration of civic space and fundamental freedoms in the country.
Algeria: Rights organisations call for the immediate release of critically-ill activist Abdallah Benaoum
Jailed solely for expressing critical views on the government’s crackdown on the Hirak movement, detained human rights activist Abdallah Benaoum’s health remains in critical condition, say human rights organisations who call for his immediate and unconditional release.
31 human rights groups call for urgent response to the Algerian government’s intensifying crackdown on civil society and journalists amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
The Algerian authorities’ relentless prosecution and harassment of civil society and journalists undermines human rights as the country undertakes its democratic transition process, ahead of a constitutional referendum to be held on November 1st.