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Authorities escalated their closure of civic space by convicting at least one activist, five journalists and a researcher for exercising their right to freedom of expression. Authorities shut down at least two online outlets and two affiliates of the League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH), ordered the closure of two human rights groups, and suspended at least one political party. Judicial authorities also closed down at least two churches. At least 36 femicides were reported. At least 18,302 migrants were summarily expelled from Algeria between January and December.

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