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Algeria: Demonstration in Algiers January 16

Demonstrators to rally in Algiers in support of jailed journalist January 16; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

15 jan. 23h56 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 15/1/2019, 12h00 until 16/1/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algiers

Event

A demonstration is planned in Algiers on Wednesday, January 16, in support of jailed journalist Adlène Mellah. The sit-in protest is scheduled to begin at 11:30 (local time) at the Maison de la Presse Tahar Djaout. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area of the demonstration.

Context

Journalist Adlène Mellah was sentenced to a year in prison in December after participating in a rally in support of jailed singer Reda City 16. Mellah is reportedly on hunger strike and, according to officials, his health has deteriorated. An appeals court will hear Mellah's case on January 23.

Advice

Individuals in Algiers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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