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Judges join protest against Bouteflika

Abdelaziz Bouteflika in this file photo.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika in this file photo.  

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.

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