More arrests in Algeria after suspected arsonist is lynched


Police in Algeria have arrested more people suspected of involvement in the lynching of a man falsely accused of starting forest fires last week.

The new arrests mean that more than 60 people have now been detained in various locations over the killing of Djamel Ben Ismail.

In videos posted online, a crowd can be seen gathering at a police station where he appeared after hearing he was suspected of involvement.

They then pulled him out, beat him and set him on fire.

At least 90 people died in days of wild fires in northern Algeria. The authorities accused arsonists of starting them.



BBC/Mercy Chukwudiebere

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