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Algeria: Further information on arrests / prosecution / police intimidation / fear for safety / fear of further detentions of the relatives of the "disappeared"

, رقم الوثيقة: MDE 28/005/2000

On 24 March 2000 Fatima ‘Ime was released from police detention and allowed to return home. On 25 March Fatima Ben Mousa (f), Rahmouna Bourahla (f), Faouzia Guene (f) and Badra Leban (f) were charged with participating in an unauthorised gathering in a public place and released on bail pending trial on 21 May. They were told by the authorities that if they take part in any more demonstrations they will be imprisoned. This same warning has apparently been issued to other families of the "disappeared".

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 28/05/00
27 March 2000
Further information on UA 70/00 (MDE 28/04/00, 24 March 2000) - Arrests /
Prosecution / Police intimidation / Fear for safety / Fear of further detentions
ALGERIARelatives of the “disappeared” - Fatima ‘Ime (f), (note corrected
spelling), Fatima Ben Mousa (f), Rahmouna Bourahla (f), Faouzia
Guene (f) and Badra Leban (f)
On 24 March 2000 Fatima ‘Ime was released from police detention and allowed
to return home.
On 25 March all the women named above were charged with participating in an
unauthorised gathering in a public place and released on bail pending trial
on 21 May.
They were told by the authorities that if they take part in any more
demonstrations they will be imprisoned. This same warning has apparently been
issued to other families of the “disappeared”. In addition the parents of some
of the women who have taken part in such demonstrations have been told by the
local authorities that the participation of their daughters in such public
activities bring shame on their families and on the reputation of Algeria.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail
letters to the Algerian authorities in French, Arabic, English or in your own
language:
- expressing concern that Fatima ‘Ime, Fatima Ben Mousa, Rahmouna Bourahla,
Faouzia Guene and Badra Leban and other relatives of the “disappeared” are
threatened with imprisonment for taking part in peaceful demonstrations on
behalf of the “disappeared”;
- expressing concern that all five women have been charged for taking part
in a peaceful demonstration on behalf of their “disappeared” relatives;
- urging the authorities to immediately drop all charges against them;
- reminding the authorities of the right, as guaranteed by international human
rights treaties to which Algeria is a State Party, of all relatives of the
“disappeared” to participate in peaceful demonstrations.
APPEALS TO:
Interior Minister
M. Yazid ZERHOUNI
Ministre de l’Intérieur
Ministère de l’Intérieur et
des Collectivités Locales
18 rue Docteur Saâdane
Alger
Algérie
Telegrams:Ministre l’Intérieur, Alger, Algérie
Faxes: + 213 2 73 61 06
Salutation:Monsieur le Ministre / Your excellency
Minister of Justice
M. Ahmed OUYAHIA
Ministre de la Justice
Ministère de la Justice
8 Place Bir Hakem
2
El Biar
Alger
Algérie
Telegrams:Ministre Justice, Alger, Algérie
Faxes: + 213 2 92 21 95
Salutation:Monsieur le Ministre / Your excellency
COPIES TO:
State Human Rights Institution reporting to the President
M. Kamel REZZAG-BARA
President
Observatoire National des Droits de l’Homme (ONDH)
Palais du Peuple
1 Av. Franklin Roosevelt
Alger
Algérie
Faxes: + 213 2 239005 / 239037
and to diplomatic representatives of Algeria accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 5 May 2000.

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