Groups charge authorities are taking advantage of coronavirus pandemic to settle scores with independent journalism.
The funeral is expected to take place on Tuesday, a day on which students in the large North African country have been staging weekly protests for much of the year.
The move has been heavily criticized by activists, who consider it part of the overall crackdown on free expression and political dissent in the country.
December’s twice-postponed presidential election will have major impact on country’s future, observers say – whether it takes place or not
“This last notification is not the result of coincidence, but a provocative response to the sit-in of October 9 in front of the Bejaia Province headquarters,” said EPA head Pastor Salah Chalah.
Paul Mirecki, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, was able to solve many of the mysteries surrounding the artifact.
Islamist politician expresses doubts whether it will be feasible to hold presidential election on July 4
Eventually, short-term desperation overwhelms long-term fears of punishment or death.
"We want the prosecution of all corrupt people," one banner read.
Mass protests in Algeria and Sudan forced the 82 and 75 year old men from power. They had both been in power since the 1990s.