11 July 1996


"La Tribune" cartoonist still detained; bail denied

**Updates IFEX alert dated 4 July 1996**

On 10 July 1996, RSF renewed its appeals for the release of
journalist Chawki Amari, the political cartoonist of the
privately-owned daily "La Tribune" who remains in detention. On
the afternoon of 10 July, an examining judge denied Amari's
request for bail. The public prosecutor's office requested the
detention of "La Tribune"'s managing director and managing editor,
on whom legal restrictions have been placed pending trial.
However, the request was denied by the Algiers appeals court.

Recommended Action

Send appeals to Algerian authorities:

  • renewing calls for the immediate release of Chawki Amari, and
    urging that they do everything in their power to lift the
    restrictions placed on Khaireddine Ameyar and Baya Gacemi, and to
    allow "La Tribune" to resume publishing

    Appeals To

    His Excellency Liamine Zeroual
    President of the High Council of State
    El Mouradia Presidential Palace
    Algiers, Algeria
    Fax: +213 2 60 96 18

    Minister of Communications
    Ministry of Communications
    Algiers, Algeria
    Fax: +213 2 68 44 59

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    Reporters Without Borders
    47, rue Vivienne
    75002 Paris
    rsf (@) rsf.org
    Phone: +33 1 44 83 84 84
    Fax: +33 1 45 23 11 51
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