January 16, 2019
The Support Group to Adlène Mellah, journalist sentenced to one year in prison and imprisoned in El Harrach, largest prison of Algiers, as well as the group of journalists imprisoned in 2018, organize today 11am, a sit-in of solidarity at the Maison de la Presse Tahar Djaout, Algiers.
The director of the information of Dzair Press website, Adlène Mellah, had been Convicted on 25 December 2018, to a year in prison by the Court of Bab El Oued, Algiers. The prosecutor had requested three years’ imprisonment at the trial. The photographer Abdelaziz Adjal, prosecuted in the same case, was sentenced to 4 months’ imprisonment.
It is a call from the organizers to the public and to the colleagues of the press to attend this gathering to support the journalists imprisoned and to denounce the conditions of detention of Adlène Mellah whose health deteriorates day by day according to his family and his lawyers.