The Algerian painter and comic artist Nime arrested
According to the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees (CNLD), the artist Abdelhamid Amine was arrested on 26 November 2019 at the premises of his advertising agency and his material was seized. He was presented this Thursday, November 28 to the prosecutor of the Djamel City Court of Oran and was placed in pretrial detention. The charges against him will be specified at the hearing on 5 December.
According to the CNLD, his arrest relates to the publication of political cartoons including the below one published on the 3rd of November, entitled “L’élu” (The Elected One) below. Reminding “Cinderella”, it depicts the five candidates to the presidential election planned to take place on the 19th of December and the Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaïd Salah putting on shoes on the foot of Abdelmajid Tebboune, one of the candidates. In the background, we can see the silhouette of the outgoing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.