Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention
Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Two jailed activists from Algeria’s anti-government “Hirak” protest movement have been on hunger strike for over a week to protest their incarceration, one of their lawyers said Saturday.Mohamed Tadjadit, nicknamed the “Hirak poet”, and Noureddine Khimoud were arrested on August 23 and held in preventive detention for “inciting an unarmed gathering” and publishing material that “could harm national unity”, according to their lawyers.Five days later, they began a hunger strike “because they consider that the detention is abusive and unfounded”, one of the defence attorneys, Zoubida Assoul, told…

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