Algeria’s army is unravelling all democratic gains made up to the point of Bouteflika’s exit, silencing critics both at home and abroad.
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To undermine the push for greater civil liberties and democracy, Algerian authorities are arresting human rights defenders and activists.
Algerian authorities have suspended one political party and threatened two others with the same fate in the last month alone.
Algerians are fighting for real democracy. This is seen in that they have been in protest for two years and boycotted recent elections.
Algeria’s pro-democracy activists have moved their protests to the restive Kabylie region as a result of brutal repression in the capital.
Parliamentary elections have taken place in Algeria, the first since Bouteflika’s removal. The turnout was slow amid a boycott.
Algerians are expressing a loud no to quasi-military rule. Despite the ban on protests they returned to the streets in large numbers.
Despite a strong police presence, thousands protested in Algiers on Friday during a weekly demonstration of the Hirak movement.
Police in the Algerian city of Tamanrasset arrested journalist Rabah Karèche April 18 after he replied to a summons for questioning.
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.