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Algeria: French unions support Louisa Hanoune - RFI

2019-10-05T17:40:05.447Z

Several French unions, including the CGT and Force Ouvrière, are mobilizing for the release of Louisa Hanoune, Secretary General of the Party of



By RFPosted on 05-10-2019Modified on 05-10-2019 at 19:26

Several French unions, including the CGT and Force Ouvrière, are mobilizing for the release of Louisa Hanoune, general secretary of the Workers Party (PT) in Algeria, sentenced to 15 years in prison for "attacking the authority of the army" and "conspiracy against the authority of the state".

While a massive crowd marched in Algiers for the 33rd Friday in a row on October 4 to demand the end of the political system and reject the date of the presidential election by the military and set to December 12, in France, unions mobilize for the liberation of Louisa Hanoune.

The secretary general of the Workers' Party (PT) in Algeria was sentenced on 25 September to 15 years in prison for "attacking the authority of the army" and "conspiracy against the authority of the state". In France, 12,000 people signed the call for his release. The day after the announcement of the sentence, 500 activists gathered in front of the Algerian Embassy in Paris to protest.

For Benoît Martin, general secretary of the CGT Île-de-France, it is important to be in solidarity with her, but also with the activists arrested during the demonstrations. " Several unions, including the CGT and Force Ouvrière, are mobilizing for the release of Louisa Hanoune, he says. We know the commitment of the Workers' Party in Algeria alongside the workers and the unions ".

" We also support other political prisoners in Algeria ," continues Benoît Martin . There has been since several Fridays a popular movement in Algeria, which at the beginning was going well and which, now, is more and more repressed . Activists around the world carry a number of progressive causes if they are put in jail for political reasons. Obviously, we condemn it .

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