Hadj Ghermoul (pictured right), a young man from the region of Mascara (western Algeria), an activist of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) and a member of the National Committee for the Defense of the Rights of the Unemployed (CNDDC), is being detained since January 29, 2019.
The cause: he simply waved a sign, with his blogger friend Rezouane Kada, saying “No to a fifth term“. They were the first to publicly denounce Bouteflika’s fifth term.
Since then, and despite some timid calls on social networks, a real mobilization is struggling to emerge. This raises the problem of mobilization for activists living far from the center of the country, including Hadj Ghermoul and the Mozabite detainees in Ghardaia.