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May 27

Algerian gets 10-year sentence for protesting a financial law

An Algerian blogger named Merzoug Touati was sentenced last week to 10 years imprisonment for providing intelligence to “agents of a foreign power” likely to damage Algeria.

In January 2017, Touati was arrested after he posted an online video interview with an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman and a Facebook post in which he called for protests against a new financial law.