Algerians arrive to support Al-Qaeda in north Mali
25 November 2012
Several dozen Algerian jihadists have arrived in Timbuktu to support armed Islamist groups controlling northern Mali, who have toughened their application of strict Islamic law, security sources said Sunday.
A member of Mauritania’s National Guard smokes a cigarette in a desert area near Bassikounou Mohammed, a member of Mauritania’s National Guard, smokes a cigarette during a break from escorting a humanitarian convoy in a desert area near Bassikounou, Mauritania, about 30 km (19 miles) from the border with Mali, May 22, 2012. Mauritanian officials have stepped up security around the Sahara desert border with Mali due to the heightening risks from armed groups like Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali’s lawless north.
“Dozens of Algerian jihadists arrived in Timbuktu this weekend to reinforce the AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) camp,” a regional security source told AFP. (read more)
Algeria highlights commitment to human rights treaties
Middle East Online
21 September 2012
Local press highlights government’s commitment to human rights treaties, after UN rights chief expressed concern about the freedom of NGOs in Algeria.
Pillay denounced: Bureaucratic restraints, harassment
ALGIERS – The Algerian press on Thursday highlighted the government’s commitment to human rights treaties, after UN rights chief Navi Pillay ended her visit expressing concern about the freedom of NGOs in Algeria.
“Algerian authorities have shown their willingness to ratify laws against torture and enforced disappearances, a very complicated process whose implementation will take quite a long time,” said French-language daily L’Expression. (read more)