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Hafnaoui El Ghoul v. Algeria, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.1 at 12 (2004).



Communication addressed to the Government on 10 August 2004.

Concerning Mr. Hafnaoui El Ghoul.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of opinion No. 20/2004.)

2. The Working Group conveys its appreciation to the Government for having provided the requisite information concerning the above case within the 90-day deadline from the transmission of the letter from the Working Group.

3. The Working Group also notes that the Government has informed it that on 24 November 2004 the Djelfa court ordered the release of the above-mentioned
person and that this order was carried out on the same day.

4. Having examined all the information submitted to it and without prejudging the arbitrary nature of the detention, the Working Group, on the basis of paragraph 17 (a) of its revised methods of work, decides to file the case.

Adopted on 26 November 2004


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