Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

Prominent journalist Khaled Drareni, a symbol of the struggle for a free press in Algeria, is to face a retrial after the supreme court accepted his lawyers’ cassation appeal on Thursday. “The supreme court overturned the decision. The cassation appeal of the defence was accepted, so Khaled Drareni will be retried,” Abdelghani Badi, a member of the defence team, told AFP. “I hope that in this new trial, there will be no pressure on the judiciary, as has been the case before,” he said. During Drareni’s trial in September, his defence team said there had been “pressure (from the executive) on ju…

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