Crackdown On Protest Ahead of Algeria Election

Human Rights Watch has called on the Algerian government to create conditions for "unfettered debate", as the authorities arrest protesters who oppose a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arriving at a G8 summit (file photo).

  • Algeria:   Algeria's Renewed Despair

    Fahamu, 6 March 2014

    Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, who suffered a stroke last year, has announced he will run again in elections next month. He apparently wants to die in office and the… Read more »

  • Algeria:   Presidential Race Sparks Firestorm

    Magharebia, 7 March 2014

    Algerian security forces on Thursday (March 6th) arrested about 100 people protesting a possible fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Read more »

  • Algeria:   Election Looming, Algeria Hunts Down Terrorists

    Magharebia, 5 March 2014

    As Algeria prepares for the April 17th presidential election, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal urged militants to renounce armed action and benefit from the reconciliation charter,… Read more »

  • Algeria:   Bouteflika In Bid for 4th Term

    Magharebia, 28 February 2014

    Since Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal announced that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would run in the April 17th election, a debate has gripped the country. Read more »

  • Algeria:   Algerian Islamists Boycott Presidential Election

    Magharebia, 19 February 2014

    The Algerian presidential election scheduled for April 17th will take place without the Islamists. Read more »

  • Algeria:   Election Rumours Surround Algeria PM

    Magharebia, 24 January 2014

    Just three months from the Algerian presidential election, Prime Minister Abelmalek Sellal is increasingly being touted as the likely successor to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Read more »

  • Algeria:   Presidential Polls Date Set

    Magharebia, 21 January 2014

    Ten years after losing the Algerian presidential race to Abdelaziz Bouteflika, former premier Ali Benflis on Sunday (January 19th) declared his intention to run again. Read more »

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