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Algeria: Further information on Incommunicado detention / fear of torture or ill-treatment

, Index number: MDE 28/007/2007

"H", who was arrested on 30 January 2007, four days after his deportation from the UK, was reportedly brought before a judge, charged and transferred to Serkadji Prison in Algiers on 10 February. He had been detained for 11 days without charge or access to legal counsel in the custody of the Department for Information and Security (Département du renseignement et de la sécurité, DRS). Amnesty International has received reports indicating that the charges include "participation in a terrorist network operating abroad". However, the organization does not know whether "H" was represented by a lawyer of his choosing during the hearing before the judge.

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