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The police also arrested Abdelkader Kherba, a member of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH) and the National committee to Defend the Rights of the Unemployed (CNDDC), together with three members of the SNAPAP National Executive.
Public Services International has written to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in protest of the harassment and attacks on the trade unionists and calling for the release of those arrested. PSI urges the Algerian authorities to recognise that the action of the unions in reducing unemployment is a vital step towards ensuring the future of democracy in the region.