Algeria: Further information: Journalist’s sentence confirmed on appeal: Ihsane El Kadi

On 12 October 2023, the Algerian Supreme Court rejected two appeals made by Ihsane El Kadi’s lawyers, effectively upholding his seven-year sentence, which includes five years in prison and two years on probation. Imprisoned since 24 December 2022, Ihsane El Kadi had been convicted because of his writing. Authorities should ensure Ihsane El Kadi’s immediate release from El Harrach prison including by a presidential pardon.

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