Algerian dissident and political activist Karim Dabo was placed under judicial surveillance on Thursday and arrested two days later by plainclothes agents, an Algerian non-governmental organization said.
The ex-prisoner and figurehead of Hirak’s People’s Resistance Movement was produced on Thursday morning before a prosecutor near the Golia (North) court and before a trial judge who later decided to place him under judicial control. The Algerian Committee for the Liberation of Prisoners of Conscience (CNLD) said in a post that its arresting party was unknown.
Cited by CNLD, Karim Taboo’s lawyer, Me Toufik Belala, condemned the violation of the rights of his client, who is currently at home, during the procedure for his arrest and the continued detention of him in secret at a place.
The coordinator of the Democratic and Social Union, a party not recognized by Algerian authorities, was arrested in Algiers on Tuesday by plainclothes agents without giving reasons for his arrest.
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Since Hirak began in 2019, Tabbou has been arrested several times and imprisoned between September 2019 and July 2020. He was sentenced to one year in prison in March 2020 and one year in November of the same year in two separate cases. .
The UDS coordinator was arrested in Ifri (North) in August 2022 before being released. On 29 April of the same year, Karim Tabbou was placed under judicial control by the Bir Mourad Raïs (Algiers) court following a complaint against him by Bouzid Lazhari, then head of the Algerian Council of Human Rights (CNDH).
As a reminder, large-scale arrests are being made against many activists, journalists and human rights defenders in Algeria, where fundamental freedoms and human rights are constantly ignored, violated and deliberately undermined.
According to human rights organizations, some 300 prisoners of conscience have languished in Algerian prisons for more than three years and with little trial.