Sofiane Merakchi

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Police officers are seen at El Harrach prison in Algiers, Algeria, on June 13, 2019. Freelance journalist Sofiane Merakchi was recently sent to the prison for pre-trial detention. (Reuters/Ramzi Boudina)

Algerian authorities arrest freelance journalist Sofiane Merakchi

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2019 — Algerian authorities should immediately release journalist Sofiane Merakchi and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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