Court of Algiers: Khaled Drareni sentenced to 2 years in prison


ALGIERS- The Algiers Court of Justice, on Tuesday, sentenced Khaled Drareni to two (2) years in prison for “undermining national unity” and “inciting an unarmed rally”.

The Court sentenced Samir Belarbi and Mouh Slimane Hamitouche to four (4) months in prison for “inciting an unarmed rally” while dropping the charge of “undermining national unity”.

The Attorney General at the Court of Algiers had requested, during the appeal trial, a sentence of four (4) years in prison and a fine of 50,000 Da against Khaled Drareni.

The same sentence was requested against Samir Belarbi and Slimane Hamitouche, prosecuted in the same case and sentenced, last August, to two (2) years in prison, including four (4) months firm.

On August 10, journalist Khaled Drareni was sentenced, by the Court of Sidi M’hamed in Algiers, to three (3) years in prison while activists Samir Belarbi and Slimane Hamitouche were sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, including 4 months firm for “undermining national unity” and “inciting an unarmed assembly”.



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