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Algeria: Ahmed Benchemsi released

The director of communication for the Middle East and North Africa of the Human Rights Watch, Ahmed Benchemsi, was arrested Friday (August 9th) in Algiers and released at night, around midnight, after several hours of investigation, reports Algerian media quoting a source close to the person concerned.

In addition, the founder and former director of Telquel magazine, would be summoned by the Algerian police on Tuesday, August 13.

The former Moroccan journalist, who was arrested during the popular mobilization, was taken to a police station in Algiers before being placed in police custody. Note that the NGO has not yet decided on the arrest, and Benchemsi was not on official mission in Algiers.

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