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Kamal Eddin Fekhar

Kamal Eddin Fekhar

HRD, Founder

Kamal Eddine Fekhar was the founder of *Tifawt*, a foundation that works to protect and promote the human rights of the Amazigh people. He previously was a member of the /Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme – LADDH/ (Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights). On May 28th 2019, Kamal died as a result of his hunger strike as well as medical negligence in the prison of Ghardaia. Kamal had been detained since 31 March 2019, and had been under systemic pressure and harassment over the past five years.


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.


Kamel Eddin Fekhar - Militant des Droits Humains a Ghardaia