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A guard opens the gates of a prison near Béjaïa in 2011. A court in the Algerian city sentenced a blogger to 10 years in prison. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)

Court in Algeria sentences blogger to 10 years in prison

New York, May 24, 2018–In a one-day trial today, a criminal court in Béjaïa sentenced Algerian blogger Marzoug Touati to 10 years in prison and fined him 50,000 Algerian dinar (US$427) for communicating with a foreign entity and inciting civil disobedience, Touati’s lawyer, Salah Dabouz, told CPJ. The conviction is related to Touati’s interview with…

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