ALGERIA Communiqué of the IWC Coordinators 

(11 February 2020) — We have been informed that on the evening of 10 February, the Court of Appeals of the Military Court of Blida (Algeria) decided to release Louisa Hanoune, the general secretary of the Algerian Workers Party, who had been imprisoned since 9 May 2019 after spending nine months in prison.

Among many others in Algeria and throughout the world, the International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, For a Workers’ International (IWC) took a clear position since May 2019 to demand the immediate release from prison of the general secretary of the Workers Party.

In June 2019, the IWC circulated broadly an initiative of 51 labour activists of the United States “for the immediate release of Louisa Hanoune and all political prisoners in Algeria”.

The International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, For a Workers’ International, launched in Mumbai (India) in November 2016, reclaims the best traditions and principles of international workers’ solidarity: An injury to one is an injury to all.

Any activist of the labour movement who is a victim of state repression must defended by the entire labour movement.

The IWC calls upon all labour activists around the world to continue to express their solidarity with the Algerian people, and for the liberation of all political prisoners in Algeria.

Daniel Gluckstein,
Nambiath Vasudevan, 
Coordinators of the International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, for a Workers’ International (IWC).