Communique FRANCE 24 ‘deeply involved’ by former Algeria correspondent’s indictment

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FRANCE 24’s former correspondent in Algeria, Moncef Ait Kaci, was tried on Wednesday in Algiers for “funding acquired from overseas and publication of knowledge dangerous to the nationwide curiosity”, based on the prosecutor.

Moncef Ait Kaci was arrested on July 28, 2020 and positioned in police custody, earlier than being launched and formally accredited by the Algerian authorities.

On Wednesday, prosecutors known as for a three-year jail sentence for Ait Kaci and the journalist-director Ramdane Rahmouni. Each males have at all times practised their commerce with professionalism and rigour, and labored in full transparency.

Pending the deliberation scheduled for March 22, FRANCE 24’s administration is “deeply involved” about this indictment, however has confidence in Algeria’s justice system.

FRANCE 24 provides its full help to its former groups accredited in Algeria.