Algeria: Administrative observation of Salah Dabouz extended

May 2, 2019

Image result for salah dabouz wikipedia

On 30 April 2019, the accusation chamber of the Court of First Instance of Ghardaia confirmed the decision made by an investigative judge to keep human rights defender Salah Dabouz under “administrative observation”. The measure was extended by an additional day and now Salah Dabouz is obliged to appear at the police station in Ghardaia every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

On 8 April 2019, Salah Dabouz was arrested by security forces during a meeting in a restaurant in Algiers. The human rights defender was taken to the city of Ghardaia where he was questioned about his posts on Facebook criticising the judiciary. He was released the next day but was issued with a travel ban and kept under “administrative observation”. As part of this procedure, he was summoned to appear at the police station in Ghardaia every Wednesday and Sunday. The city is located around 600 km from Algiers, where the human rights defender lives and works. This procedure is a clear attempt to stop Salah Dabouz from participating in the protests in the capital. (FRANCAIS)

Image may contain: text

Image may contain: text

Tagged: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: