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Jamila Loukil

WHRD, Journalist
Algerian League for Human Rights

Jamila Loukil is a woman human rights defender and a journalist. She is also a member of the Algerian League for Human Rights, her work focusing on covering the peaceful Hirak demonstrations in Oran.


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.