Adjusting to the withdraw of 3 lawyers, the Criminal court of Alger carried on the trial of 8 presumed perpetrators of the April 11th 2007 terrorist attack against the Presidential palace in Alger. This trial is parallel to the condemnations to the death penalty in absentia of Adbelmalek Droukdel and its codefendants for the same attack.

Thus, Wednesday March 14th, death sentences were pronounced against 6 of 8 codefendants.