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Crude politics

Human rights: BP Crude politics BP has been honourable in its intentions, says Terry Macalister, but day-to-day operation is proving to be far more difficult The Guardian, November...

Fears Army is poised to rein in the Press

Fears Army is poised to rein in the Press Algeria Interface, 01 February 2002 01/02/02 – Four defamation cases against Algeria’s print press have fuelled fears the regime...

Ex-Algerian minister sues author

Ex-Algerian minister sues author AP, July 1, 2002 PARIS, France (AP) — A former Algerian defence minister is suing a ex-army officer and best-selling author for defamation for...

Tens of thousands have died in the civil war

Algerian author sued over war claims Tens of thousands have died in the civil war By James Coomarasamy , BBC correspondent in Paris, 1 July, 2002 Former Algerian...

Trial opens on Algeria’s dirty war charges

Trial opens on Algeria’s dirty war charges PARIS, Jul 01, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) A trial opened Monday in which the author of a sensational book...

Business appetites whetted ahead of land reform

Business appetites whetted ahead of land reform Algeria Interface, november 11, 2002 Wealthy businessmen are already buying up farmers’ land use ahead of reform plans that will introduce...

Algerian media freer but not free, RSF

Algerian media freer but not free, RSF Algeria Interface, november 26, 2002 Press freedom in Algeria is threatened by lawlessness and corruption now that Islamist violence has abated,...

The middle class is no longer in the middle

The middle class is no longer in the middle Algeria Interface, October 23, 2002 Algeria’s middle classes have fallen prey to poverty and the gap between haves and...

Interface Interviews: Hocine Zahouane

Interface Interviews: Hocine Zahouane Algeria Interface, September 24, 2002 Algiers, 24/09/2002 – Hocine Zahouane is vice-president of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH). He...

Interface Interviews: Mourad Dhina

Interface Interviews: Mourad Dhina Algeria Interface, September 19, 2002 Geneva, 19/09/2002 – Mourad Dhina is a prominent member of the FIS. He lives in Switzerland and is one...

Biography of Mohamed Samraoui

Mohamed Samraoui, Former secret service officer Algeria Interface Mohamed Samraoui, who once held the rank of colonel in Algeria’s feared secret service, the Département du Renseignement et de...

Time for Changing of the old Guard

Time for Changing of the old Guard Algeria Interface, July 27, 2002 The old generation of army top brass who have run the all-powerful military institution are still...

Army Chief pulls Military out of Power games

Army Chief pulls Military out of Power games Algeria Interface, July 18, 2002 In an unprecedented press conference army chief-of-staff Mohamed Lamari asserted that the army was a...

Sinned-against Nezzar sins again

Sinned-against Nezzar sins again Algeria Interface, July 12, 2002 Khaled Nezzar and his supporters have published a memo they wrote to the French public prosecutor at the time...

Interface Interview: Lyes Laribi

Interface Interview: Lyes Laribi Algeria Interface, June 28, 2002 Paris, 28/06/02 Lyes Laribi is to publish a book describing how he was arbitrarily detained and tortured in the...

Charges eclipsed as regime goes on trial

Charges eclipsed as regime goes on trial Algeria Interface, July 5, 2002 At the Paris trial this week of whistleblower and author, Habib Souaidia, on defamation charges brought...

Interface Interviews: Farouk Ksentini

Interface Interviews: Farouk Ksentini Algeria Interface, June 28 2002 Algiers, 28/06/02 – Lawyer Farouk Ksentini was appointed president of official rights watchdog the Consultative Committee for Human Rights...

Algeria watchers at Paris symposium take grim stock

Algeria watchers at Paris symposium take grim stock Algeria Interface, May 22, 2005 The Paris-based International Studies and Research Centre (CERI) held a symposium on May 21st devoted...

Algerian Army Role on Trial in Paris

Algerian Army Role on Trial in Paris PARIS, Jul 04, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) A Paris courtroom has become a public stage for charges that the Algerian...

Education figures belie facts

Education figures belie facts Algeria Interface, October 2002 Ostensibly statistics show profound official commitment to schooling in Algeria. The true picture, though, is one of overcrowded classrooms, high...

Sidelined youth has no choice but to riot

Sidelined youth has no choice but to riot Algeria Interface, June 21, 2002 Daho Djerbal, history lecturer at the University of Algiers and director of the review, NAQD,...

Parents demand the truth into Serkadji prison

Parents demand the truth into Serkadji prison Algeria Interface, May 25, 2002 Algiers, 28/05/02 – In the spate of fires that ravaged Algeria’s prisons in April one was...

Escalation in « political » arrests

Escalation in « political » arrests Algeria Interface, May 25, 2002 As arrests of demonstrators, protesters and human rights activists vague continue to swell, there are growing fears of an...

Draft reveals sweeping privatisation plans

Draft reveals sweeping privatisation plans Algeria Interface, April 23, 2002 Algeria Interface has obtained a copy of privatisation plans that go far beyond those for which former Privatisation...

Only the women survive

Only the women survive Algeria Interface, March 22, 2002 Since the death of feared GIA leader, Antar Zouabri, the only surviving Zouabris are the womenfolk. His mother and...

Relizane mass graves affair a test case

Relizane mass graves affair a test case Algeria Interface, March 21, 2002 A human rights campaigner who denounced atrocities in the town of Relizane is to be jailed...

A Look-back in anger

A Look-back in anger Algeria Interface, March 22, 2002 The Mass Graves of Relizane Affair is the story of a local official’s reign of terror and one man’s...

The army: Friends of the scorched earth

The army: Friends of the scorched earth Algeria Interface, 25 January 2002 Bainem Forest outside Algiers is an ecological disaster zone that grimly illustrates the toll civil strife...

Algerian freed as Blunkett stops case

Algerian freed as Blunkett stops case Crown evidence in extradition cases questioned Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, February 16, 2002 http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,651252,00.html David Blunkett yesterday stopped the extradition of an...

HRW’s 2002 world report on Algeria

HRW’s 2002 world report on Algeria US-based rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), says that although Algerian rights violations continued to abate, continue they did. www.algeria-interface.com/new/article.php-article_id=17&lng=e.htm Algiers, 17/01/02...