Opposition party leader says Algerian President will use his constitutional prerogative to ensure that two prominent leaders of the Hirak Movement, Karim Tabbou and Samir Benlarbi, regain their freedom.
The privately-owned Algerian outlet Ennahar TV announced the death of army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah on Monday. Salah, who was 79, was pivotal in forcing the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April earlier this year.
Students across Algeria have condemned the upcoming Presidential elections as being rigged, warning that all five candidates belong to the elite class that are accused of having ruled Algeria behind the scenes for decades.
The Algerian Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, accused a nondescript "gang" of infiltrating the protest movement in the country and damaging the relations between the Algerian people and Army.
Following the recent dismissal of police chief General Abdelghani Hamel over cocaine scandal, the Algerian Ministry of Defense announced a new secretary-general amid extensive reports of a major reshuffle in the country's military establishment.