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Sport Algeria: arrest of journalist Moncef Aït Kaci, former correspondent for France 24

14:45  29 july  2020
14:45  29 july  2020 Source:   france24.com

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 Algeria: Reporter Without Borders worried after the arrest of a former correspondent for France 24 The allegations against Moncef Aït Kaci were not detailed but, according to his defense, it would be a problem of accreditation © Louise MERESSE / SIPA An RSF operation in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Paris in October 2019. PRESS - The charges against Moncef Aït Kaci were not detailed but, according to his defense, he accreditation problem Algerian journalist Moncef Aït Kaci, correspondent for France 24 until recently, was arrested, the channel announced on Tuesday.

The journalist and correspondent of France 24 channel in Algeria , Moncef Aït Kaci , was placed this Tuesday, July 28 in pre-trial detention with At the moment, no official announcements have been communicated about the nature and reasons for the arrest of the director and former journalist of

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Moncef Aït Kaci, journaliste algérien, correspondant de France 24 jusqu'à peu, a été arrêté, à Alger. © Capture France 24 Moncef Aït Kaci, Algerian journalist, correspondent for France 24 until recently, was arrested in Algiers.

Moncef Ait Kaci, France 24 correspondent until recently in Algeria, and director Ramdane Rahmouni were arrested, then placed in provisional detention in Algiers.

The Algerian journalist Moncef Aït Kaci, correspondent for France 24 until very recently, was arrested in Algiers, without his lawyer being able to specify the exact reasons for his arrest.

Our colleague was arrested along with his cameraman, Ramdane Rahmouni, who had provided the technical aspects of the interview given to France 24 by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on July 4.

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The facts alleged against Moncef Aït Kaci were not disclosed, but according to his defense, it would be a problem of press accreditation with the Algerian authorities.

RSF denounces "increased repression of press freedom"

The arrest of the journalist and his cameraman aroused anger and incomprehension among Algerian journalists and triggered recriminations on social networks.

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned about the increased repression of press freedom in Algeria: the authorities are sinking into the infernal spiral of repression, where new arbitrary measures are used to mask previous ones," said RSF lamented in a tweet.

The management of France Media Monde and France 24 are working tirelessly to secure the release of Moncef Ait Kaci and Ramdane Rahmouni. The Algerian authorities were seized last night. Lawyers are with them. The Quai d´Orsay and its crisis unit have been alerted.

The journalists of France 24 obviously want to give their full support to their colleagues unjustly arrested.

With AFP

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