Free Louisa Hanoune

Submitted by AWL on 2 October, 2019 - 12:25

Louisa Hanoune, leader of the Workers’ Party in Algeria, linked to the “Lambertist” left group in France, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

On 25 September a military court sentenced her for “plotting against the state and undermining the army”.

Also sentenced to 15 years were Said Bouteflika, brother of former president Abdulaziz Bouteflika, now pushed aside by the military regime as it seeks to hold on to power, and two former state intelligence bosses, Mohamed Mediene and Bachir Tartag.

The prosecutors based their case on reports of a meeting of the four. They tried to discredit Hanoune as an accomplice of the old order, which she has combatted for decades.

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