ALGERIAN JOURNALIST INJURED IN IRAQ RETURNS HOME FROM BAGHDAD

ALGIERS, March 3 (NNN-APS) — A team from the Algerian Embassy in Baghdad accompanied Algerian journalist Samira Mouaki to the airport in Baghdad Thursday for her return to Algeria, says Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdelalziz Benali Cherif.

“We are satisfied with the positive progress of the health condition of the Algerian journalist Samira Mouaki Benani and this improvement was confirmed by a thorough examination conducted Wednesday by the medical staff, who authorized her to travel but recommended her to observe an adequate period of rest, given her psychological state caused by her injuries,” he said.

Benali Cherif expressed gratitude to Iraq for “the fraternal attention they gave to her since her injury” and paid tribute to the Iraqi authorities and government “which assigned special interest to the treatment (of the journalist) and for the solidarity of the Iraqi people with her”.

“We have felt this interest at all levels from our Iraqi brothers, as our ambassador to Baghdad was following her condition on a daily basis,” he added.

Benali Cherif recalled that the case of Samira Mouaki Benani has been widely discussed by Algerian Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ramtane Lamamra with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim Al Jaafari, during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva this week.

Source: Nam News Network

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