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Algeria leader says early parliament vote before year's end

Sep. 21, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before the end of the year to give a new face to a parliament long dominated by a single party. Abdelmadjid Tebboune did not set a date but indicated Sunday evening that...

Algerian lawmakers OK constitution change before referendum

Sep. 10, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a revision of the North African nation's constitution aimed at building a “new Algeria," a promise of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune expected to go before the nation in a Nov. 1 referendum. The 320 lawmakers present...

People gather in a show of support for Khaled Drareni,outside the court house Tuesday, Sept.8, 2020 in Algiers. Drareni was imprisoned Aug. 10 for

Imprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case

Sep. 8, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian prosecutor on Tuesday sought a four-year sentence in the high-profile appeals trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, more than the original term handed down a month ago that has been criticized for ignoring press freedoms. The prosecutor also asked the court to...

FILE - In this Nov.1, 2019 file photo, Algerian demonstrators take to the streets in the capital Algiers to protest against the government. An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering last year's pro-democracy movement was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, accused of inciting unauthorized demonstrations and attacking national unity. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

Algerian reporter sentenced to 3 years over protest coverage

Aug. 10, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering the country's pro-democracy movement last year was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for inciting unauthorized demonstrations and attacking national unity. Dozens of journalists and activists in the Hirak...