The DG of the TV channel4 is prosecuted for "sexual harassment, touching, indecent proposals, harassment and bullying".
The trial against three women, (two journalists and a scripted), to their employer, the director-general of the television channel amazighe (TV4), L. S. has been postponed, yesterday, by the tribunal of Sidi M'hamed to 30 September. Sued for sexual harassment, L. S. , age 76, was presented yesterday at the hearing. The complainants and their lawyers responded also present at the call, but they have not been heard on the merits of the case as the judge decided to postpone the trial for the second time at the end of the month.
This trial was to take the first time, on 24 June last, however, the president of the section near the correctional tribunal of Sidi M'hamed, in Algiers, had decided to defer consideration of this matter to yesterday. Master Youcef Dilem, counsel for the complainants, believes that this is a procedure to be quite widespread. Recalling the origins of this affair, in August 2011, the three female employees had decided to denounce the actions of their boss. They filed a complaint against him for sexual harassment, touching, indecent proposals, harassment and bullying. The judicial machine is activated and the investigating judge then issues an order for the referral of the case before the court. L. S. , which still occupies the post of DG of the TV4, is charged on the basis of article 341 bis of the penal code.
The accused risk a prison sentence of two months to a year and a fine ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 DA. Yesterday, the court of Sidi M'hamed, many were the people who have made the move to support the three employed, namely representatives of human rights leagues, ordinary citizens and trade unionists. The sexual harassment in the workplace exists around the world. Only, some States provide a protection against the offense in their Constitution, and others are not. Three elements are constituting the sexual harassment: the abuse of authority, a wrongful act and a result. Soumia Salhi, member of the commission of women workers of the trade union center, recalls the struggle for the establishment of a framework law sanctioning the violence against women.
In Algeria, she explains, it is a campaign, conducted in 2003 by the commission that she leads, which has broken the taboo thanks to the many testimonies and complaints from employees. The
Algerian society discovers then the magnitude and gravity of the phenomenon.
A criminal provision spent in 2004 the offense of harassment. This unique figure in the chapter 2 "crimes and offenses against the family and morality", then that, according to Mrs. Salhi, its natural place is in the chapter 1 "crimes and offenses against the person". That is, in effect, the physical and psychological integrity of the victims who is first in cause.
The defenders of women victims of violence at work is that they are happy to see that the first draft of the labor code has introduced new provisions that "tantamount to a wrongful dismissal the fact that the employee(e) is forced to leave his work when he establishes that his employer has committed to its against all forms of pressure making it impossible to continue the relationship, including sexual harassment".
"The sexual harassment will be therefore now integrated in the labor legislation, which will help to reverse the burden of proof, and the employee will be protected of the dismissal, even if he filed a complaint against the employer for harassment or that he participated in judicial actions against it in the framework of legal provisions in force."
Three months after that several Algerians turned back at the airport of Frankfurt have denounced a bad treatment when they had the Schengen visas, the German government, questioned by a parliamentary group, is explained. The House Algerian-german of commerce and industry has held, for its part, to be reassuring to the men of Algerian affairs.
The case of rejections of Algerians to Frankfurt - yet holders of Schengen visas - was not lack of land in the Bundestag (German Parliament) or of parliamentarians are seized of this "incident" to heckle the German authorities. The indignation, which struck these many Algerians, wounded in their national pride, has thus is polemical and forced the german federal government to formulate answers, whose El Watan holds a copy. But return, first of all, on the facts. A young dental surgeons, senior officials of the Department of Culture, of merchants, tourists, several Algerians in possession of Schengen visas rule had been turned back at the airport in Frankfurt last spring. They had right to the endless interrogations, fines ranging from 100 to 150 euros, to a suspicion judged "demeaning" on the part of the services for the control of German borders.
Visas revoked and expeditious repatriation. To return to Algeria, they had denounced an attack on human dignity and condemned these procedures "derogatory" which targeted Algerian particularly their origins. El Watan had collected their stories in an article published on May 23 last year under the title "Of Algerians mistreated to the airport of Frankfurt". The testimony which the German policies have been sensitive. The publication in question as well as that made by our brothers of freedom have pushed, the German members belonging to the parliamentary group Die Gruenen (the Greens), to challenge the German authorities, through questions to the government.
Below the video that we posted in the month of May 2012, by way of solidarity.