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10 Algeria parties call for release of Labour party official

Head of the Algerian Workers' Party Louisa Hanoune gives a speech during a political meeting ahead of the upcoming presidential election, on April 8, 2014 in Kolea, a town in Tipaza Province, northern Algeria. [AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE / Getty]
Secretary-General of the Algerian Labour Party, Louisa Hanoune Louisa in Algeria on 8 April 2014 [AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE / Getty]

As many as ten Algerian parties called on Wednesday to immediately and unconditionally release the Secretary-General of the Algerian Labour Party, Louisa Hanoune,  who was placed in temporary detention by a military court on 9 May.

This came after the military court of Blida on Monday rejected a request for Hanoune’s provisional release.

The parties, which met in Algiers, called on the authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release” Hanoune stressing that “not taking such a decision will negatively affect future developments in our country”.

The parties announced their full rejection of any solution brought by force and demanded democratic freedoms be respected.

The parties said Hanoune was placed “in provisional detention” by the military court of Blida nearly one month ago, stressing that nothing justifies the detention of a political party official.

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