Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni jailed for two years

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Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni acquired a two-year jail sentence at his attraction listening to on Tuesday for his protection of the anti-government protests.

Rights teams have condemned the decision as an assault on press freedom because the nation has been rocked by demonstrations for the final yr.

The 40-year-old journalist was arrested on March 29 on costs corresponding to “endangering nationwide unity” after masking demonstrations by the so-called “Hirak” protest motion.

In August he was handed a three-year jail time period.

Drareni is a correspondent for French-language channel TV5 Monde and an editor on the Casbah Tribune information website.

Algeria's judiciary has stepped up prosecutions journalists and activists in current months.

"We're outraged by the blind stubbornness of the Algerian judges who've simply condemned (Drareni) to 2 years in jail," Reporters With out Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire tweeted after the decision was introduced.

"Khaled's detention proves the regime locks itself right into a logic of absurd, unfair and violent repression."

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