The 200,000 dead & 8,000 disappeared of Algeria’s civil war were mainly men. They left behind a generation of women from different backgrounds & political opinions who have come together in opposition to the president’s charter for peace & reconciliation.
The following release by four mainstream human rights organizations focuses as usual on crimes committed by the state in Algeria. Crimes by non-state actors - Islamic Armed Groups (GIA), Islamic Salvation Army (AIS) etc - are only mentioned in passing.
Two Algerian editors who published some of the cartoons have been arrested. Both were critical of the cartoons and were asking readers to complain to the Danish authorities. Both journalists now face between 3-5 years in jail for "insulting the prophet."
Anouar Haddam, ancien président de la délégation parlementaire du FIS à l’étranger et l’un des « durs » de la tendance qu’on présente comme proche du Groupe islamique armé (GIA), n’est décidément pas le bienvenu « chez lui ». Du moins, pas pour le moment.