Algeria
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In a statement issued on 14 July 2021, the Algerian presidency announced that the head of state Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered the release of 101 Hirak detainees.

 

According to the statement, the President of the Republic has “decreed a pardon for 30 detainees convicted in cases of assembly and disturbance of public order and additional clemency measures for 71 young detainees convicted of the same acts who will be released to join their families, from Wednesday evening.”

 

Before the release of these detainees, the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees (CNLD) had announced that more than 300 people were in prison for acts related to Hirak and individual freedoms.

 

 

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