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The Algerian president pardons 30 defendants in cases of gathering and disturbing public order


 On Wednesday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issued a presidential pardon for 30 defendants in cases of gathering and disturbing public order, in addition to complementary clemency measures against 71 other youths imprisoned for the same acts.


A statement by the Algerian presidency stated that the amnesty procedures would begin immediately so that the young people would be released to join their families and families starting this evening. The statement added that this pardon came on the occasion of the celebration of the 59th anniversary of Independence and Youth Days on July 5.


And the Algerian Ministry of Justice announced that President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had ordered the release "before the end of this week" of 60 prisoners convicted of cheating in the baccalaureate exams, noting that he took this initiative on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


The ministry said in a statement, according to "French media", that Tebboune recommended, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, "compassionate measures for the benefit of young people imprisoned for committing acts of cheating in the baccalaureate exams for the year 2021."


She added that "in this context, the competent judicial authorities will begin to take appropriate measures in order to release about sixty people to join their families and families before the end of this week."


At the end of June, prison sentences were handed down in Algeria to at least 64 people convicted of cheating in matriculation exams.


The prison sentences imposed on the convicts ranged from six months to three years, in addition to heavy fines, according to what was announced at the time by the Ministry of Justice.

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