Casablanca- The number of Moroccans being arrested in Algeria after the reelection of Abdelaziz Bouteflika is gradually increasing. A 24-year-old Moroccan was recently arrested in the Algerian city Annaba for allegedly instigating instability.
Daily Algerian newspaper El Bilad reported that the arrested Moroccan had allegedly admitted to being a member of a group in charge of uploading videos to YouTube of demonstrations held by Barakat Movement, known for opposing the reelection of Bouteflika.
The “testimony” of the Moroccan suspect allegedly helped Algerian police to subsequently arrest another accomplice in the Province of Tebessa, 20 kilometers away from Tunisian borders;
“But did the Algerian demonstrations necessarily need a Moroccan to record and upload their videos to YouTube?” asks news outlet Yabiladi.
For its part, Algerian daily Echourouk reported that the Moroccan suspect was arrested for “spying on” an Algerian phosphate company.
According to Yabiladi, the wave of apprehensions that the Alegerian state has recently subjected Moroccans to aims to diverge Algerian people’s attention from Bouteflika’s oath ceremony, which was scheduled to take place on Monday.