Algeria Jails Two Former Prime Ministers For Corruption

An Algerian court has condemned two previous head administrators of the nation to long prison terms in the midst of an immense debasement examination. 

Ahmed Ouyahia was condemned to 15 years in jail and Abdelmalek Sellal to 12 years, the BBC reports. 

They were blamed for manhandling expert in a vehicle producing theft embarrassment. 

It was the first run through since Algeria’s freedom from France in 1962 that ex-PMs were put on preliminary. 

The two were partners of long-lasting President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who surrendered in the midst of mass fights in April. 

Ouyahia and Sellal were among 19 litigants took a stab at charges of tax evasion, maltreatment of office, and giving undue benefits in the vehicle get together industry. 

One serving bureau serve, Abdesalem Bouchoureb, was condemned to 20 years in jail in absentia. 

A universal capture warrant has been given for him in the midst of reports that he is abroad. 

Barrier legal counselors boycotted the preliminary, claiming that the procedures were “politicized” and planned for “settling scores”, AFP reports. 

The indicted men notwithstanding, have 10 days to bid against the sentence.

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