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Judges join protest against Bouteflika

More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria’s election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, a challenge that drew a sharp retort from the Justice Minister on Monday. In a statement, the judges added their voice to anti-Bouteflika protests now in their third week by announcing the formation of a new association “to restore the gift of justice”. Mr. Bouteflika returned to Algeria on Sunday after undergoing treatment in Switzerland.

Source: thehindu.com

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