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Ali Djamel Toubal

Gender: Male
Print Journalist
  • Organisation: Daily Newspaper Ennahar
  • Case: Imprisonment
  • Culprit: Algerian Authorities
  • Country: Algeria
  • City: Mascara

On June 17, a state prosecutor summoned Toubal, a reporter for the independent daily newspaper Ennahar, to the Mohammadia Court in the city of Mascara for a summary trial When Toubal arrived at the courthouse later that day, the prosecutor charged him with “insulting state institutions” and “distributing publications harmful to national unity,” and a judge convicted him and sentenced him to two years in Mohammadia prison, according to Bendjama and a statement by the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees, a local human rights group. The charges stemmed from Toubal’s posts on his Facebook page, where he has posted his reporting and news stories and commentary about the anti-government protests that have taken place throughout Algeria since February 2019, according to Bendjama and those reports. Toubal was transferred to Mohammadia prison the following day, according to his lawyer, Mustapha Bouchakour, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app. Toubal filed an appeal in his case on June 18; no hearing date has been set