Algerian Human Rights Activist Detained: Family
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Mon 21st June 2021 | 05:20 PM
Algiers, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Jun, 2021 ) :Algerian human rights activist Fatiha Briki has been detained by authorities and no official reason has been given for her arrest, her family and a prisoners' rights group said Monday.
Briki, a retired university teacher and a member of prisoners' rights group CNLD, was arrested on Thursday and her home searched, according to the CNLD.
"I believe that her work on behalf of detainees is the root cause for her arrest," Said Salhi, vice-president of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH), said.
Authorities have not commented on the arrest of Briki, who is also a member of an anti-torture association.
"Fatiha is well both physically and psychologically. Her place is not in prison," the statement added.