Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in jail
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Algerian activist Amira Bouraoui was on Tuesday sentenced to two years in jail for “offending Islam” and for insulting the president, a prisoners’ rights group said. The CNLD group said Bouraoui, a 45-year-old gynaecologist and mother of two, was not placed under arrest, pending an appeal. She was handed two-year prison terms on each of the two separate charges, but will serve only two years in total. A longstanding member of the “Hirak” anti-regime protest movement, she already served a short prison sentence before being provisionally released last July along with three other opposition figur…

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