Algiers regime called to order by UN OHCHR

In a statement, the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the Algerian authorities to end the “violence against peaceful demonstrators” of the Hirak movement.The spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, said on 5 March that the organization was concerned about the situation in Algeria, where the Hirak popular movement, born in February 2019, has been growing in recent weeks.
“We are very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria and the continuing and growing repression against members of the Hirak pro-democracy movement,” the document continues.According to the OHCHR, in order to “repress peaceful demonstrations”, the police have repeatedly resorted to “excessive force”. Referring to information it deems reliable, the organization reports “hundreds” of arrests since the resumption of protests on 13 February 2021. 

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