Trial opens of popular Algeria activist Karim Tabbou

The trial of Algerian opposition activist Karim Tabbou, a key figure in the Hirak anti-government protest movement, started on Monday after a series of delays, one of his lawyers said.The 47-year-old is charged with “damaging the morale of the army”.”The trial of Karim Tabbou began at the court of Kolea,” west of the North African country’s capital Algiers, Zoubida Assoul wrote on Facebook.Journalists were initially barred from the court, said the vice-president of Algeria’s League of Human Rights, Said Salhi, but they were finally allowed to attend the hearing.Tabbou was one of the most recog…

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