December 10, 2019
Addis Ababa – An Algerian court has sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms amid a huge corruption investigation.
Ahmed Ouyahia was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Abdelmalek Sellal to 12 years.
They were accused of abusing authority in a car manufacturing embezzlement scandal.
It was the first time since Algeria’s independence from France in 1962 that ex-prime ministers were put on trial.
The two were allies of long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned amid mass protests in April.
Source: Via Fana Broadcasting Corporate