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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"

, Índice: 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". 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.

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