Algerian protester, Hiraq figure, Karim Thabo in police custody


Karim Dabo, an Algerian political dissident and figure in the pro-Hiraq democracy movement, was arrested at his home on Tuesday evening and taken into police custody, his family and several local media reported.

Karim Tabo was held in police custody in Deli Ibrahim, Algiers district, his brother Jafar insisted on his Facebook account that he had not been given “the date of his appearance before the Attorney General”. Facts about him.

On Tuesday evening, Djaffar Tabbou took to social networks to quote lawyer Dubik Belala as noting that his brother was “arrested by the police in plain clothes in Deli Brahim”. The lawyer, who was unavailable, did not provide further details.

The leader of a small opposition party not recognized by the authorities, the Democratic and Social Union (UDS), 48-year-old Karim Thabo is one of the most popular faces of Hiraq, which was marked by large demonstrations from February 2019 to early 2020.

Mr. Singh was accused of “undermining national security” over a video on his party’s Facebook account in which he criticized government interference in political affairs. Taboo was convicted in March 2020 and sentenced to one year in prison.

According to the CNLD (National Committee for the Liberation of Prisoners), dozens of people are still in prison in Algeria in connection with Hirak, or the defense of personal freedom.

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