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Algeria - Lifting of Emergency Law


Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
February 23, 2011

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The United States welcomes the lifting of the State of Emergency Law, in place since 1992, as a positive step. We reaffirm our support for the universal rights of the Algerian people, including the freedom of assembly and expression.



PRN: 2011/269

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