Algeria: Crackdown on Independent Trade Unions, Unionists Prosecuted, Imprisoned for Peaceful Activities

7 October 2013
<p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">(Tunis) – Algerian authorities have increasingly clamped down on efforts to form independent unions and to organize and participate in peaceful protests and worker strikes. &nbsp;Authorities have blocked demonstrations, arbitrarily arrested trade unionists, and prosecuted some of them on criminal charges which appear to have little basis in fact or are based on the peaceful exercise of their union activities.&nbsp;</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
Read the full article here: Human Rights watch


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