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Just one year ago, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) recognized the existence of a civil war in Algeria during the...
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The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) has overturned a decision of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to dismiss...
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Abou Djerra Soltani

26.05.2017
Abou Djerra Soltani was born in 1954 in Cheria, in Algeria. He has been the leader of the Algerian Islamist party “Movem...
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Nezzar case: Victims appeal case dismissal

18.01.2017 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Geneva, 18 January 2017 - The case against Khaled Nezzar was opened by the Office of the Attorney General (MPC) of Switz...
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After his involvement in the coup d’état on January 12, 1992, X., of Algerian nationality, held important positions in the Algerian government until 1994. In that period, people suspected of being Islamist supporters or activists were the victims of violent repression (torture, enforced disappearance, etc.). On November 10, 2004, TRIAL filed a report of torture allege...

Khaled Nezzar

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 11.09.2019)
Khaled Nezzar was the Minister of Defense in Algeria and a member of the High Council of State. In addition, he was considered the most influential person within the junta between 1990 and 1994. In that period, he is suspected of having authorized and incited the army and public officials to commit countless crimes within the context of the “dirty war”, which left a g...

Bouguerra Soltani

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Bouguerra Soltani held several ministerial positions in the Algerian government from 1998 to 2009. He is suspected of having ordered, authorized and incited public officials to commit acts of torture. When Mr Soltani was invited to come to Switzerland as a speaker in October 2009, TRIAL International filed a criminal report against him, immediately followed by a crimi...

Abdelkader Mohamed

29.04.2016 - (Last modified: 31.03.2017)
Abdelkader Mohamed was born in 1961 in Algeria. After immigrating to France, he became a French citizen and lived near N...
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Hocine Mohamed

26.04.2016 - (Last modified: 31.03.2017)
Hocine «Adda» Mohamed was born in 1966 in Algeria. He was first deputy of Mohamed Fergane, the executive delegate (̶...
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Khaled Nezzar

04.04.2016 - (Last modified: 28.05.2019)
Khaled Nezzar was born on 25 December 1937 in Seriana, Algeria. He deserted the French Army in 1958 to join the National...
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Algeria: Father and son kidnapped and tortured

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.11.2016)
TRIAL lodged an individual complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs Khaourkha Marouf, spouse Azizi, in January 2009. She acts in the name of her husband, Abdelkrim Azizi, and her son, Abdessamad Azizi, both kidnapped on September 22, 1994 in Algers and missing since. The victims disappeared during a widespread campaign of forced disa...

Algeria: father forcibly disappeared

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.11.2016)
In May 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Hafsa Boudjemai, acting on behalf of her son, Djaafar Sahbi. The latter was abducted in Algiers on the 3rd of July 1995 around 10 am. He has not been seen since then. This incident occurred within the general context of the enforced disappearance of thous...
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