Communiqué of the International Youth Alliance for Socialism Release the young activists arrested in Algeria immediately!

On Wednesday 9 October, Youth Action Rally (RAJ) President Abdelouhab Fersaoui was arrested by police at the end of a rally organized in front of the Algiers court house to demand the release of five other leaders of that organisation, which is very active in the Hirak (popular movement). 

They have been charged with threatening national security, and face 10 to 20 years in prison. 

The militant activists of the International Youth Alliance for Socialism cannot allow activists to be arrested and imprisoned for their political opinions. 

There is only one youth, and it is international. 

The same goes for defending democratic rights and individual freedoms in Algeria as for anywhere else. 

We give our total support to those activists, and demand the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience. 

We invite all young people, school or university students, activists or not, to sign this appeal and have others sign it, and to join the international campaign and enable all necessary action to be organized to satisfy these slogans. 

Release the RAJ activists and all prisoners of conscience in Algeria immediately!