Two Algeria Ex-PMs Get Lengthy Jail Terms In Graft Trial

Two former Algeria prime ministers have been sentenced to Prison by an Algerian court in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.

Ahmed Ouyahia was sentenced to 15 years and Abdelmalek Sellal to 12, the state-run APS news agency reported.

A former industry minister, Abdeslam Bouchouareb, who is on the run abroad, was sentenced in absentia to 20 years, it added.

Source: Linda Ikeji

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