Absolute monarchy…? Rigged Constitution…? Toothless elected officials? Tortured political prisoners…? Never mind, Washington lobbying firms receive big bucks to sugarcoat the narrative. Free Arabs reveals who pays whom, and how much.
Lieutenant-General Mohamed Mediene, aka "Toufik," is the most powerful man in Algeria with a security apparatus of over 100,000 agents. Yet with no official picture of him ever made public, Algerians have no idea what this shadowy leader even looks like.