Missing Algerian opposition leader found dead
A prominent member of the Algerian opposition who went missing five days ago beforehand was found dead Saturday in a building belonging to the MDS opposition party, according to the newspaper El Watan.
It was unclear under which circumstances Ahmed Kerroumi, a 53- year-old academic, died. Authorities would not comment on the matter, dpa reported.
Opposition groups in Algeria have felt emboldened against the government in recent months, following the examples of anti- government protesters in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, with growing criticism of both the governing system and social abuses in the country.