USA (TAMURT) - Their names are Bouaziz Ait-Chebib, Hamou Boumedine, Hocine Azem, Boussad Becha, Belaid Amar-Khodja, and Nordine Ait-Hamouda. They have been summoned by the local Gendarmerie (military police) without any explanation, and upon their arrival, were hand-cuffed and immediately placed in custody. Nordine Ait-Hamouda was picked up as he was leaving the venue where he had just given a conference. Before them, a slew of other Kabyle and Hirak activists were arrested. They were charged with “terrorism”, “threat against national unity”, “threat against the integrity of the national territory” and thrown in jail.