Algeria

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Overview

The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, prosecuting and imprisoning peaceful protesters, activists and journalists. Legislators amended the Penal Code to protect women from violence. Perpetrators of torture and other serious human rights abuses in the 1990s continued to evade justice. Courts handed down death sentences; no executions were carried out.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist in practice

Retains the death penalty in law, but hasn’t executed for at least 10 years

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