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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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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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Suspect X. 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...

Khaled Nezzar

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 25.09.2019)
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...

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 c...

Abdelkader Mohamed

29.04.2016 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
facts Abdelkader Mohamed was born in 1961 in Algeria. After immigrating to France, he became a French citizen and lived...
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Hocine Mohamed

26.04.2016 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
facts Hocine «Adda» Mohamed was born in 1966 in Algeria. He was the first deputy of Mohamed Fergane, the executive dele...
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Algeria: Father and son kidnapped and tortured

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.11.2016)
Introduction 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...

Algeria: father forcibly disappeared

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.11.2016)
Introudction 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 disappea...
The Case In March 2008, TRIAL submitted a communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Aîssa Mezine, acting for his brother Bouzid Mezine. The latter was kidnapped in Algiers on 11 August 1996 between 1h30 and 2h00 am, following a police operation. He is reported to have been missing since then. This incident has occurred within the general...
Introduction In February 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the Human Rights Committee on behalf of Fatma Zohra Berzig, a widow acting on behalf of her son, Kamel Djebrouni. The latter was kidnapped in Algiers during the night of 19-20 November 1994 and has never been seen since. His disappearance took place within the context of thousands of other...
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