Algeria jails its two former prime ministers

By BBC On Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 09:44 | < 1 min read
Abdelmalek Sellal (L) served as prime minister from 2012 to 2014, whereas Ahmed Ouyahia (R) was prime minister four times, his last stint was from 2017 to 2019. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Abdelmalek Sellal (L) served as prime minister from 2012 to 2014, whereas Ahmed Ouyahia (R) was prime minister four times, his last stint was from 2017 to 2019. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    Both the former prime ministers had already been convicted and jailed in an earlier corruption case.

An Algerian court has sentenced two former Prime Ministers to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were accused of having had illicit dealings with the directors of a telecoms company.

The two men served in governments under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced from office by pro-democracy street protests last year.

Both the former prime ministers had already been convicted and jailed in an earlier corruption case.

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