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Meziane Abbane

Meziane Abane

HRD, Journalist
Al Watan

Meziane Abane is a journalist at Al Watan newspaper and a human rights defender advocating for the rights of the Amazigh people in Algeria.


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.