Algerian journalist, director and founding father of digital websites Radio M and Maghreb Émergent Ihsan El Kadi was arrested on Friday night in Zemmoura (east of Algiers) by Algerian safety companies, native media reported.

“Six plainclothes brokers appeared on the journalist’s second house in Zemmura (Boumerdes) and requested him to comply with them,” reported Radio M with regards to the household of Ihsan El Kadi.

The headquarters of Interface Médias, a publishing firm of two titles situated in central Algiers, was raided on Saturday afternoon by intelligence companies, the identical supply mentioned, confiscating laptop tools and images.

Ihsan El Kadi was sentenced within the first occasion final June to 6 months in jail on the grievance of the previous Minister of Communications of Algeria, Omar Belhimer, on account of an article revealed on Radio M. On December 18, throughout his enchantment to the Algerian courtroom, the prosecution requested that the sentence be elevated.

In a press launch, the Board of Administrators of “Radio M” condemned “the unjustified harassment that our media platform has been subjected to for 3 years, which has no foundation aside from the truth that it hinders the free train of the occupation of knowledge.”

For its half, Riposte Internationale strongly condemned the prosecution of journalist El Kadi Ihsan, demanding an finish to this persecution of residents involved about the way forward for their nation.”

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