Algeria: Detainees must be released and civic space opened

We, the signing associations and organizations, call on the Algerian authorities to release unjustly imprisoned detainees for expressing their opinions or peacefully exercising their freedoms, and to open up civic space to civil society actors in order to ensure the unhindered exercise of their missions towards the rule of law. The year 2024 marks the scheduling of early presidential elections in September. Five years after the emergence of the Hirak, a peaceful movement demanding the rule of law and democracy, the country has experienced a severe curtailment of fundamental rights and freedoms and the adoption of a constitutional revision (2020) and repressive laws that have consolidated authoritarianism, in contradiction with Algeria’s international human rights commitments.


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