Algerian labor rights defender Belkacem Khencha convicted for Facebook video
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Amidst an escalating crackdown on civil society and freedom of expression, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution calling attention to the rapid deterioration of civic space and fundamental freedoms in the country.

Jailed solely for expressing critical views on the government’s crackdown on the Hirak movement, detained human rights activist Abdallah Benaoum’s health remains in critical condition, say human rights organisations who call for his immediate and unconditional release.

The Algerian authorities’ relentless prosecution and harassment of civil society and journalists undermines human rights as the country undertakes its democratic transition process, ahead of a constitutional referendum to be held on November 1st.