30 detainees with final verdict, 71 others who did not receive sentence to be released as of July 21
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune pardoned 101 people Wednesday who were imprisoned for taking part in anti-government protests.
A total of 30 detainees with a final verdict and 71 others who did not receive a sentence due to their activities during the protests by the Hirak movement were pardoned, according to Algerian state television, which cited a statement from the Presidency.
Prisoners pardoned by Tebboune on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha will be released as of the evening of July 21, the statement said.
In March, Tebboune issued a decree calling for early parliamentary elections on June 12, less than a month after dissolving the People's Na...
Jeffrey Moyo at the Harare Central Police Station after his arrest in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Jeffrey Moyo is a freelance journalist based in Harare.
The detectives from the Anti-Terrorism Unit hammered at my gate on the morning of May 26. They demanded to know how I had helped two foreign journalists enter the country.
“Don’t waste our time,” one of the three policemen told me menacingly as they ordered me to accompany them to Harare’s Central Police Station. “Don’t act funny. Let’s go. Let’s go now.”
I asked for permission to call a lawyer, the renowned human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Fortunately she answered right away. She asked me to describe the detectives, and immediately knew one of them from past experience.
The detectives ordered me into their car – a gleaming new ...