The 19-year-old victim was lured into an abandoned gas station where she was raped, beaten until she was unconscious and then set alight, according to a statement from a court in Bourmedes, the northern Algerian province where she died.
At the age of sixteen, Baya Mahieddine had her first exhibition in Paris, where she won notice from renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso and Andre Breton.
Algeria’s military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital entering Algiers, the army chief said on Wednesday, taking a tougher line after months of mass anti-regime rallies and ahead of December elections to fill a presidential vacuum.
Algerians flooded the streets of the capital on Friday to demand the overhaul of the political establishment and reject army-backed calls for presidential polls in December.
Lieutenant general Ahmed Gaed Salah died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday aged 79, having determined the secretive state's response to mass protests throughout this year calling for a wholesale change of the ruling elite.
A military court in Algeria on Wednesday jailed for 15 years two former intelligence chiefs, the brother of a former president and the leader of a political party for “conspiring against the army,”
The Algerian prosecutor’s office Sunday requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, local media reported.
An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms on Tuesday in the first of a series of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.
A big crowd of protesters marched through central Algiers on Wednesday to demand that a presidential election planned for Thursday be cancelled, chanting that they would not vote in a poll they regard as a charade.