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Faleh Hammoudi

HRD, Head
Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights

Faleh Hammoudi is the head of the Tlemcen office of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH), the national secretary of the Autonomous National Union of Public Administration Staff (SNAPAP) in charge of the human rights and migration department. Faleh Hammoudi monitors and documents migration flows from Algeria to the EU. He is a member of the EuroMed Rights Migration and Asylum Working Group.

The lifting of Algeria’s 19-year state of emergency in early 2011 did not have a positive effect on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs). Human rights defenders have continued to be subjected to harassment, threats, physical attacks, arbitrary detention and legal proceedings.

Peaceful protests have been forcibly dispersed and protesters and human rights defenders have been arrested and charged. An indefinite 2001 ban on protests continue to remain in force in the capital Algiers. A number of HRDs have been put on trial under Article 100 of the Penal Code, which punishes the incitement of unarmed gathering.