Entertainment Algeria: two figures of the protest arrested before the legislative elections

06:25  11 june  2021
06:25  11 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

At Europe’s doorstep, a war-scarred country pushes migrants to the fringes

  At Europe’s doorstep, a war-scarred country pushes migrants to the fringes In a journey known as the game, thousands of migrants are facing treacherous conditions in Bosnia as they pursue asylum.Migrants began arriving to Europe by the thousands in 2015, on a trail carved from Greece through Serbia and into Hungary. But when Hungary cracked down on border enforcement, the route shifted west into Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017. Its long and porous border with Croatia—where mountains and rivers inhibit strict enforcement—made Bosnia a key transit zone along the route. From there, migrants hoped to cross into Croatia, the lone European Union member country in the Balkans and an entry into western Europe.

Karim Tabbou, l'une des figures du Hirak, acclamé lors de sa sortie de prison de Kolea, près de Tipasa, le 2 juillet 2020. © Ryad Kramdi AFP / file Karim Tabbou, one of the figures of the Hirak, acclaimed during his exit from prison of Kolea, near Tipasa, on July 2nd 2020.

of the arrests took place on Thursday evening, at the fore-day of the anticipated parliamentary elections. A ballot in which Algerian voters are called upon to elect the 407 deputies of the future National People's Assembly. It is rejected by the hirak and part of the opposition. One of the issues will be the participation rate, weak at the 2019 presidential election and the referendum on the revision of the Constitution at the end of the last year.

with our corresponding in Algiers, Magali Lagrange

COVID-19: Closed for more than a year, Algeria will reopen its borders "In early June"

 COVID-19: Closed for more than a year, Algeria will reopen its borders © provided by Le Parisien The Parisian since on March 17, 2020 , she had almost cut off from the world and especially France where many of its citizens are installed and impatient. Algeria will partially reopen its borders "in early June" after fourteen months of closure because of the pandemic. This is in any case what Sunday the Presidency has announced after the Weekly Council of Ministers. "After the presentation of the recommendations (...), the Council of Ministers approved proposals for

video: Algeria: beginning of the election campaign for the legislative (Euronews)

Karim tabbou was arrested near his home, according to his brother who has Published a message on social networks in the evening. The opponent was under judicial control since the end of April, after an altercation with the President of an official body, the CNDH. Figure of the Hirak, he spent several months in detention between September 2019 and July 2020.

Other arrest reported Thursday night, that of the Journalist Ihsan El-Kadi. The Director of Radio M and the Information site Maghreb emerge was also under judicial control for a little more than 3 weeks, accused, in particular, "disseminating false information able to infringe the national unity", "disturbances of the elections "and" reopening of the national tragedy 'file of the 1990s.

Human rights defenders denounce increased repression with the election approach, which translates into arrests and prosecutions against opponents, hirakists, lawyers and journalists. The National Committee for the Liberation of Inmates currently lists more than 220 people incarcerated for facts related to the Hirak or individual freedoms.

Khaled Drareni journalist, incarcerated for nearly 11 months and released last February, is unreachable from Thursday night. The Organization Reporters Without Borders, of which it is the correspondent, expresses his concern.

legislative elections in Algeria: part of the opposition decides not to participate in the vote .
© AFP - - Algiers, May 31, 2021: The walls of the Algerian capital are covered with electoral posters while voters are prepare to return to the polls for anticipated legislation on 12 June. In Algeria, 24 million voters are called to the polls Saturday, June 12, for anticipated parliamentary elections. They will have to choose the 407 deputies who will compose the future national popular assembly for five years.

usr: 0
This is interesting!