Arabe
Fran├žais
 
 
Tamazgha states nations
 Algeria
 Canary Islands
 Libya
 Marocco
 Mauritania
 Niger
 Tunisia
 
 CMA
 Petitions
 

 

Algeria: Kamira Nait Sid is a human rights defender and her detention is arbitrary, according to the UN


By CMA, AmazighWorld.org
Date : 2022-10-16 19:46:00


The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UN-WGAD), after examining the complaints of abduction, unlawful confinement and arbitrary detention of Kamira Nait Sid on 24 August 2021 in Algeria, filed by the CMA and Riposte Internationale and following the answers to the questions put by the UN-WGAD to the Algerian government, the UN-WGAD ruled on 1/04/2022 (A/HRC/WGAD/2022/15) that :

1. Ms Kamira Nait Sid was abducted and detained by Algerian state agents, which constitutes "a particularly serious form of arbitrary detention",

2. Ms. Nait Sid's activities in defence of the rights of the Amazigh people are protected by the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and by Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and that she was detained for peacefully exercising this right,

3. in her capacity as co-president of the CMA, Ms. Nait Sid was peacefully exercising the right to freedom of association guaranteed in Article 20 of the UDHR and Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and she was arrested for this reason. In particular, she was arrested for peacefully defending her right and that of other members of the Amazigh community to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion and to use their own language, as guaranteed by article 27 of the Covenant,

4. The Algerian Government does not report any activity carried out by Ms. Nait Sid that could be considered as constituting an act of terrorism. In the absence of information demonstrating her involvement in acts of violence, there are no legitimate grounds for restricting the exercise of her freedoms,

5. the Government did not explain why it was necessary to prosecute Ms Nait Sid in order to protect a legitimate interest or why charging her with serious terrorist crimes carrying long prison sentences was a proportionate response to the activities complained of. Furthermore, there was no evidence that Ms Nait Sid's conduct or activities could be considered a threat to national security, public order, public health or morals, or the rights or reputations of others. The Government does not specifically mention any act of terrorism committed by Ms. Nait Sid. The Working Group concludes that she was arrested and detained because she is a member of the Amazigh community and defends its rights,

6. Ms. Nait Sid is detained for exercising the rights enshrined in articles 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and articles 19, 22 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and that her deprivation of liberty is contrary to the provisions of article 7 of the UDHR and article 26 of the Covenant. The arrest and detention of Ms. Nait Sid are devoid of any legal basis and are therefore arbitrary,

7. Ms. Nait Sid is deprived of her liberty on discriminatory grounds, namely her national, ethnic or social origin and her status as a human rights defender, in violation of Articles 2 and 7 of the UDHR and Articles 2 and 26 of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Consequently, no trial concerning Ms. Nait Sid should take place,

8. The Algerian Government must immediately and unconditionally release Ms. Nait Sid, who has been arbitrarily deprived of her liberty since 24 August 2021, and ensure that she receives the necessary medical care. The Government must also grant her the right to obtain redress, including compensation, in accordance with international law,

9. The Algerian Government should ensure that a thorough and independent investigation is carried out into the circumstances of the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of Mrs. Nait Sid, and take appropriate action against those responsible for the violation of her rights,

10. The Working Group requests the Government of Algeria to use all means at its disposal to disseminate the present Opinion as widely as possible.

Summary of the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concerning the case of Kamira Nait Sid, produced by the CMA, 1.09.2022.



Follow us on Facebook
 

 
Communicate
Share on Facebook
 
 
Articles of the same author
Invite someone to read this article
Article read 1397 times
Subscribe to our Newsletter

your email here:

 

Readers comments : NB: Please note that the comments represent the views of their authors and that AmazighWorld don't endore them

 
Your comment here :
Name
Email
Title
Comment
 
 

 

 

 

 

More articles :

 
For the right of the Kabyle people to take their destiny into their own hands
For the second time in less than a year, the Kabyles refused almost unanimously to participate in a vote organised by the Algerian government. The first time was during the Algerian "presidential election" on 12 December 2019 and the second time was on 1 last November for the referendum on the revision of the Constitution. ... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2020-11-17 08:48:00

 

 
The Amazigh World Congress calls on President Tebboune to take into account the non-participation of Kabylia in the presidential vote to open a new page in the history of Algeria
Mr. Tebboune, As you know, during the last "presidential election" of December 12, 2019, after which you were brought to the head of the algerian State, the participation rate in Kabylia was "0%". Kabylia therefore totally and unanimously refused to take part in the vote.... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2020-05-30 23:47:00

 

 
Algeria : Free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience !
Karim Tabbou, a political opponent of the Algerian regime was sentenced on 24 March 2020 by the Algiers Court of Appeal to one year in prison and a fine of fifty thousand Algerian Dinars. He had been arrested in September 2019 and charged with "incitement to violence" and "undermining national security" following his statements in which he criticized the army's interference in politics... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2020-04-07 15:42:00

 

 
UN calls on States to protect indigenous peoples and to respect their rights
Several UN specialized bodies (the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Food and Agriculture Organization-FAO, the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2020-04-07 12:46:00

 

 
The Amazighs of Algeria: To be at the encounter with the History
In Algeria, the Amazighs and particularly the Kabyles, have always expressed their rejection of the Algerian system of governance, led by one of the last and most archaic military junta, whose methods of government are composed of abuse of power, repression, corruption, embezzlement of public funds, violations of human rights and freedoms.... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2019-12-17 14:27:00

 

 
COP 25 in Madrid: Call for mobilization
Initially planned for December 2 to 13, 2019 in Santiago de Chile, the 25th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 25) will finally take place on the same dates in Madrid. ... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2019-11-22 15:38:00

 

 
Algeria: the repression against the Amazighs must stop! - Motion adopted by the 24th Congress of Regions and People in Solidarity (RPS)
On 19 June 2019, General Gaid Salah, head of the Algerian army, decided outside any legal framework to ban Amazigh flags during the popular demonstrations currently taking place in Algeria. In the following days, 41 people carrying the Amazigh flag were arrested and imprisoned in various Algerian prisons.... Full story - - Auteur: Gustave Alirol - Date : 2019-08-28 12:05:00

 

 
Launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages
It's really nice to see you here so many to celebrate together this exceptional event for our languages. I greet and warmly thank UNESCO and the team in charge of the Year of the Indigenous Languages for organizing this day of launch of the Year of Indigenous Languages. This day will at least... Full story - - Auteur: Belkacem Lounes - Date : 2019-01-31 08:59:00

 

 
Morocco/Imider : REPORT ON THE CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND SPORTING ACTIVITIES AT ALBBAN SIT-IN
The Movement on the Road '96 Imider, movement of social protest, democratic and peaceful, organized in the days of April11-12-14 and 16, 2016 a series of activities on Albban Mount, place of the permanent sit-in, for the benefit of Imider?s population. The other face of the struggle and peaceful resistance, under the words "Sport, Art and Entertainment, the other face of peaceful resistance". ... Full story - - Auteur: Imider - Date : 2016-04-19 09:15:00

 

 
Rally of Solidarity for Mozabite People in Algeria
The North American Committee for the Support of Amazigh Mzab (NACSAM).?
Rally of Solidarity for Mozabite People.
Sunday, January 12th 2014 at 3pm at Canadian Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
... Full story - - Auteur: Amazighwolrd - Date : 2014-01-18 20:19:00

 

 

Headquarters : Amazigh World, North America, North Africa

  amazighworld.eng@gmail.com

Copyright 2002  Amazigh World. All rights reserved.