Algeria - Q&A from the press briefing (23 April 2021)


Q: A renowned Algerian Islamic scholar, Said Djabelkhir, charged with “offending the precepts of Islam,” was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday. He vowed to continue his “fight for the freedom of conscience.” What is France’s response?

A: You know our position. We are attached to the freedom of expression and to academic freedom everywhere.