Algeria: Release women prisoners of conscience

In partnership with Public Services International, a Global Union Federation of more than 700 trade unions representing 30 million workers in 154 countries

Since the mass protests denouncing pervasive corruption in Algeria – also called the Hirak Movement – and the protests following the December presidential election, repression has intensified, sparing no one, including trade unionists.

Dalila Touat was sentenced on January 3, 2021, to 18 months in prison for her opposition to the enforced presidential election. She has been on hunger strike since then. Namia Abdelkader, also a teacher, has been incarcerated since 2 December 2020, also detained for speaking up, facing injustice, and fighting corruption.

The women of the independent national trade union of civil servants in Algeria – Femmes SNAPAP, are calling for the immediate release of Dalila Touat and Namia Abdelkader, both teachers and prisoners of conscience.

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