Prominent Algerian opposition leader detained


One of Algeria’s best known opposition leaders has been detained by the authorities for unknown reasons.

Karim Tabbou has become one of the most recognisable faces during mass pro-democracy rallies – organised by the Hirak movement.

He’s reported to have been arrested in a suburb of Algiers on Tuesday.

Hirak protesters – who forced long-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down in 2019 – are demanding a sweeping overhaul of the country’s system of government.

Dozens of people have been detained in Algeria over links to the movement.


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