Algerian activist Walid Nekiche reveals he was 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police' during detention

From a 25-year-old student protesting peacefully in November 2019 for democracy in Algeria, Walid Nekiche became the latest figure of police brutality after revealing publicly to have been tortured and raped during his detention. Now at home with his family, he spoke out about what he has been through in the local media. In comments to Algerian newspaper Liberté, Walid Nekiche explained what happened to him following his arrest on November 26, 2019 during a peaceful protest led by Algiers’ students. “I was first taken to the La Casbah police station, then to the Bab El-Oued police station, whe…

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