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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...

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...

Will Algeria finally take action after further UN condemnations?

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Five Algerian victims of enforced disappearances have recently obtained justice before the UN as a result of TRIAL’s ongoing efforts. This brings the number of condemnations against Algeria by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) to about twenty but, so far, Algeria has taken no steps to implement these decisions. TRIAL calls on Algerian authorities to do everything po...

No immunity for Algerian former defence Minister

31.07.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Geneva, 31 July  2012  The Federal Criminal Court (FCC) released today a landmark decision in the case of Khaled Nezzar, an Algerian former defence minister denounced by TRIAL for war crimes. The FCC found that Mr. Nezzar cannot claim immunity for acts committed during his tenure, thus paving the way for a trial in Switzerland. The present decision opens up signifi...
TRIAL just won a seventh case against Algeria before the United Nations Human Rights Committee concerning Mr. Djaafar Sahbi's enforced disappearance in 1995.. The NGO welcomes the Committee's decision and hopes that light will be shed on the serious human rights violations that took place during the Algerian internal conflict and that impunity will no longer protect t...

Efforts continue in favor of Algerian victims!

22.03.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Alkarama, the Collective of families of disappeared persons in Algeria (CFDA) and TRIAL keep up their efforts for victims of grave human rights violations in Algeria.   The United Nations Human Rights Committee will meet on Monday, March 25, 2013 in order to monitor the implementation of its decisions in cases of human rights violations. In preparation for...
The United Nations Human Rights Committee just recently condemned Algeria in yet again another case of enforced disappea...
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On 4 November 1998, exactly fourteen years ago, Mr. Hanafi died following acts of torture he suffered while in the hands of the Algerian authorities. Despite the condemnation of Algeria by the UN Committee against Torture in June 2011, those responsible for committing such acts have still not been punished, and the family has not received any compensation. On 16 Ju...
Geneva, 11 September 2012 The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently condemned Algeria in a case of enforced disappearance. In May 1996, Mr. Kamel Rakik, 33 years old, was arrested at his home, around 30 km from Algiers, by policemen of Algiers’ wilaya. He was brought to the Chateauneuf Police officers school where he was tortured. He has not been seen sinc...

Algeria: Two brothers forcibly disappeared in retaliation

07.06.2012 - (Last modified: 20.10.2016)
Introduction In August 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs Taous Djebbar and Mr Saadi Chihoub, acting in the name of their sons, Djamel and Mourad Chihoub. Djamel Chihoub first, then his brother Mourad six months latter, were arrested by members of the Algerian army and are have been repporte...
Geneva, 15 February 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently condemned Algeria in two separate cases of enforced disappearances. In November 1994, Mr. Kamel Djebrouni, 31 years old, was abducted from his home in Algiers by a group of soldiers. He has not been seen since. In May and in November 1996, the brothers Djamel and Mourad Chihoub were arrest...
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