Brother of Algeria ex-president jailed for graft


An Algerian court has sentenced the brother of the former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to 12 years in jail for corruption.

Saïd Bouteflika, who was his brother’s advisor, was also fined nearly $60,000 (£50,000).

Several top Algerian businessmen were convicted with him and also given long prison terms.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was accused of fostering corruption over his 20 year rule, was forced to resign as president in 2019 following a wave of pro-democracy protests.

He died two years later.


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