A number of democracy activists have been brutally arrested today, April 13th, in Algeria according to reports and statements coming in from Algiers, some of the arrestees are RAJ party activists. It has emerged on Sunday the 14th of April that the female activists were forced to strip naked in custody at Baraki’s police station, according to the activists this humiliating treatment was carried out to deter them from protesting for a democratic future.
The rise in arrests follows barely veiled threats made in a TV address by the army’s chief against the demonstrators.
In the first video, a man is seen being arrested for simply gathering in the city’s centre. In the second video, a man is brutally assaulted by a number of police officers following his arrest.
Above are images of the activists arrested today. Their whereabouts remain unknown.