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Algeria ex-premier jailed for 12 years for corruption

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 25, 2020
An Algerian court sentenced former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to 12 years in prison for corruption.
Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister   Ahmed Ouyahia
The court also slapped former Industry Minister Abdeslam Bouchouareb with a 20-year jail term and confiscated all his property bank assets.

Topics: Algeria

Bouchouareb, who is outside Algeria, was also ordered to pay a fine of two million dinars ($16,000) with an arrest warrant issued for him.

Former Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi was also sentenced to three years in prison and fined one million dinars ($8,000) in the same case. Businessman Mourad Oulmi was also jailed for 10 years.

All the charges were connected to corruption, money laundering and abuse of power.