Algerian opposition figure sentenced to two years’ jail

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An Algiers court on Sunday sentenced an opposition figure to two years behind bars on charges including insulting the president, a prisoners’ rights group said. Fethi Ghares, coordinator of the small leftist Democratic and Social Movement party, was arrested in late June and his house was searched. The 47-year-old was sentenced “to two years in prison and a fine of 200,000 dinars (over $1,400)”, the CNLD rights group said. Ghares was prosecuted over charges including “harming the person of the president of the republic”, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and “spreading information that could harm national…

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