Casablanca — Hundreds have gathered to attend the burial of an Algerian journalist who died while in detention for “offense to the President of the Republic,” according to a statement issued by the French Press Agency (AFP). 

People carry the coffin of Algerian journalist, Mohamed Tamalt, during a funeral service in Algiers, Algeria, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. On a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Tamalt has died in a hospital in the capital. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)
Ghita is a Moroccan native and a graduate of Boston University’s Film and Television program.