Algerian activists freed ahead of independence day
The Algerian government has provisionally released a key protest movement leader, Karim Tabbou, and three other activists ahead of the country's independence day.
He was released alongside activists Amira Bouraoui and Samir Benlarbi on Thursday.
期货配资股指期货配资Tabbou is one of the most prominent figure of the "Hirak" movement that forced the downfall last April of long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
He was sentenced to a one-year jail term in March for an "attack on the integrity of national territory" after a speech he made, which was posted on Facebook, criticised the role of the army in politics
Amnesty International, which lobbied for Tabbou's release, welcomed the "good news" and called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all other "prisoners of opinion" held in Algeria.
期货配资股指期货配资Algerian activists had been holding weekly anti-government protests for more than a year until March when the coronavirus pandemic spread to the country.