After sitting two years in an Algerian can, they finally release him…
ALGERIA RELEASES BLOGGER JAILED FOR INTERVIEW WITH ISRAEL
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MARCH 5, 2019 00:59
Algeria’s government released blogger Marzoug Touati on Monday who had launched a hunger strike last July to protest his seven-year prison term he received after interviewing an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.
The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote on its Middle East and North Africa Twitter feed: Today, blogger Marzoug Touati was freed after a criminal court sentenced him to two years in prison, which he already served, in addition to a three-year suspended sentence
CPJ MENA wrote that “Marzoug Touati was initially handed a 10 year prison sentence on charges of ‘intelligence with a foreign power’ after the blogger interviewed an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Today, he finally walks free.”