Algeria rights group urge probe as more Hirak protesters allege torture during detention

An Algerian human rights group on Thursday called for an investigation after allegations that activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention. “We ask the public prosecutor’s office to act in accordance with the law as soon as there are such revelations,” Said Salhi, vice president of the Algerian League for Human Rights (LADDH), told AFP. Three activists of the Hirak protest movement – Karim Tabbou, Walid Nekkiche and Sami Dernouni – claim they were tortured by the security services. “The justice system must take responsibility itself by opening a judicial inquiry and…

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