Nadri's family reported to LADDH that their son died following abuse by police.
Information on terrorism-related violence in the country was difficult to verify independently.
The president has the constitutional authority to appoint and dismiss cabinet members and the prime minister.A 2008 constitutional amendment eliminated presidential term limits, and in April 2009 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won reelection to his third term in office.Former minister of interior Noureddine Zerhouni stated in 2008 that an estimated 400 terrorists operated in the country; the figure remained the most recent one available. Disappearance Enforced disappearances, reportedly numbering in the thousands, were a significant problem during the 1990s and continued to be a topic covered in the media and raised by local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).The government on August 26 listed the official number of disappeared cases as 6,544, which represented a significant reduction in the official number reported in previous years.There were reports of official impunity, overuse of pretrial detention, poor prison conditions, abuse of prisoners, and lack of judicial independence.
Additionally, widespread corruption accompanied reports of limited government transparency.
Arbitrary or Unlawful Deprivation of Life There were reports that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings.
On June 2, a mentally disabled man, Nouradine Nadri, died in police custody in Saida province, according to the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights' (LADDH) Saida province office.
NGOs reported that security forces in the past played a role in the disappearances of approximately 8,000 persons.
The law provides measures for compensating victims of disappearances.
During a March 2009 conference in Geneva, representatives of the government's human rights advisory office, the National Consultative Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (CNCPPDH), stated that 8,023 persons remained missing or disappeared as a result of government actions between 19.