Anis Rahmani, managing editor of the Arabic-language weekly Echourouk, told CPJ that he and reporter Naïla Berrahal received death threats in June from what they suspected was an al-Qaeda-affiliated group. "They threatened to kidnap and kill me if I did not stop writing articles they deemed against al-Qaeda and Islam," he said. Rahmani told CPJ that on August 1, he received a letter from the General Directorate of National Security in Algiers informing him that, "based on the confessions made by a detained terrorist," armed terrorist groups were targeting the editor.

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