The rape and murder in Algeria of a 19-year-old woman sparked outraged in the country. The body of the young woman, identified as Chaima, was found in early October at a deserted petrol station in Thenia, 80 km east of the capital Algiers. She had been beaten, raped, and burned alive, according to local media.
The killing set off a wave of outrage on social media in Algeria, where internet users condemned the “heinous” crime and demanded justice, with many calling for the death penalty, under moratorium in the country since 1993. Chaima’s mother directly addressed Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and demanded the execution of criminal