Marzoug Touati

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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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A guard looks through a small window in Algiers' El Harrach Prison, July 14, 2010. (Reuters/Louafi Larbi)

Algerian journalist faces treason charges

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2017–Algerian authorities should immediately drop all criminal charges against Marzoug Touati, an editor of the news website Al-Hogra, and release him without condition or delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Algerian security forces arrested Touati from his home in the coastal city of Béjaïa on January 18 and have…

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