Adlene Mellah, who heads the news websites Algerie Direct and Dzair Presse, was arrested on December 9 for for taking part in an illegal protest.
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Some 1,000 striking trainee doctors marched in Algeria’s capital to demand the scrapping of compulsory public service
Intimidation of journalists by authorities has been designed to limit Algerian media freedom
Algerians are increasingly frustrated by frozen and aging Bouteflika dictatorship
Former leader joins chorus saying terminally ill dictator means Algeria needs peaceful change
Popular Algerian political cartoonist is arrested by dictatorship for criticizing dictatorship
Sunday Mali elections hoped to represent return to democracy and stability in West Africa
Democracy was carelessly tossed aside by coup but new elections coming to help heal troubled Mali
Main Algeria opposition to dictatorship is very ill just like dictator he seeks to oust
News reports about Algerian dictator’s ill health have been vigorously repressed by force