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The Algerian people have been peacefully protesting their opposition to a militarized authoritarian regime since February 22, 2019;
Millions of protesters have expressed their desire to establish a system governed by the rule of law guaranteeing individual and collective freedoms, social justice and equality among citizens;
This movement has been the target of many attempts to divide and manipulate, such as massive attacks and hate campaigns on social media, as well as attempts to discredit high-profile protesters and opponents of the system and to infiltrate the movement;
Military and security forces are engaging in repression by attacking individual and collective freedoms. Many people have been arbitrarily arrested and beaten for carrying an Amazigh (Berber) flag, repeating a slogan or expressing an opinion;
Various demonstrators have been jailed, with some receiving harsh sentences. They are being thrown in prison, where political prisoners and prisoners of conscience have already been held for many years, sentenced by special courts or military tribunals.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
(1) officially express its support for the Algerian people who are peacefully calling for the freedom of expression, the freedom of demonstration and all other fundamental freedoms, with a goal of establishing a system under the rule of law;
(2) strongly denounce systematic human rights violations by the Algerian authorities; and
(3) call on Algerian authorities to put an end to these arbitrary arrests and to free prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
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