Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday recalled his country’s envoy to France “for consultations” after Paris intervened to fly out French-Algerian activist Amira Bouraoui wanted by Algiers.
President Tebboune ordered ambassador Said Moussi to be recalled “with immediate effect”, a statement said.
Bouraoui was detained in Tunisia on Friday and risked being deported to Algeria, but she was finally able to board a flight to France on Monday evening.
The 46-year-old French-Algerian was sentenced in Algeria in May 2021 to two years in jail for “offending Islam” and for insulting the president. She has not been under arrest since then pending an appeal.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Algeria in August 2022 to improve strained relations after prolonged diplomatic tension over conflicting memories of Algeria’s bloody war of independence.
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