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Medical Action: Algeria: Fears for imprisoned doctor and human rights activist

, Index number: MDE 28/012/2003

On 29 September 2003, Algerian doctor and human rights activist, Salaheddine Sidhoum, who had been living in hiding for nine years, presented himself to the public prosecutor in Algiers, apparently because of his wish to return to a normal life. Sidhoum began a hunger strike on the same day to claim certain rights - such as to be able to receive books and newspapers - and to demand a fair trial.

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