Algeria : journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison - The Point

" This is a verdict very heavy for Khaled Drareni. Three years farm. It is a surprise. The folder is empty ", said ms. Noureddine Benissad, a lawyer and also

Algeria : journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison - The Point

" This is a verdict very heavy for Khaled Drareni. Three years farm. It is a surprise. The folder is empty ", said ms. Noureddine Benissad, a lawyer and also president of the algerian League of human rights (LADH). It has responded to the sentence to three years in prison assénée the algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, Reporters without borders ' correspondent in Algeria. He was in detention on remand since the end of march, just after the start of the containment in the majority of countries.

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"do Justice to the "orders"

This sentence falls under " clearly a judicial persecution ", has blasted the secretary general of RSF, Christophe Deloire. This decision of a justice to the orders "that" raises the heart and mind by its nature arbitrary, absurd, and violent, " wrote Mr Deloire on his Twitter account. What to understand that, since 2015, Algeria has lost 27 places in the ranking of press freedom drawn up by Reporters without borders. As a reminder, Khaled Drareni has been convicted of " undermining national unity ", after having covered a demonstration of the hirak, the movement of popular contestation of power.

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His two co-accused, Samir Benlarbi and Slimane Hamitouche, two figures of the protest movement antirégime hirak, have been each sentenced to two years in prison, including four months firm.

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Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 07:33

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