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Algerian court grants release of anti-government protest leader Karim Tabbou

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An Algerian court on Thursday granted prominent opposition figure and leader of the anti-government protest movement Karim Tabbou release from jail.

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Tabbous lawyer, Abdelghani Badi, said in a Facebook post that the Algiers court granted his request for the release of his client, who is asking for the end of judicial proceedings against him.

Tabbou was sentenced on March 24 to a year in prison, including six months suspended, for “weakening army morale.”

Another lawyer, Abderrahmane Salhi, told the AP he was awaiting for Tabbous release on Thursday outside Koleas prison, west of Algiers, with dozens of activists of the anti-government movement.

The courts decision comes one day after President Abdelmadjid Tebboune granted an amnesty to six other anti-government activists ahead of Read More – Source

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