World Algeria: the brother of the former President Bouteflika sentenced to two years in prison

12:25  13 october  2021
12:25  13 october  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Saïd Bouteflika était poursuivi avec d’autres anciens responsables pour « incitation à falsification de documents officiels », « abus de fonction », « entrave à la justice », « incitation à la partialité de la justice » et « outrage à magistrat ». (Archives) AFP/Farouk Batiche © Farouk Batiche / AFP Saïd Bouteflika was pursued with other former leaders for "incentive to falsify official documents", "abuse of function "," Hinders justice "," incentive to the bias of justice "and" litter a magistrate ". (Archives) AFP / FAROUK BATICHE

Two years in prison. It is the trouble of which Tuesday night Saïd Bouteflika , brother Cadet of the deceased Ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. An Algerian court condemned him for "hindering the smooth running of justice", the official APS agency said.

The prosecution with required seven years firm against Mr. Bouteflika who appeared before the Criminal Tribunal of Dar El Beida, east of Algiers where he was prosecuted with other former leaders for "incentive to falsify official documents" , "Function abuse", "obstructing justice", "incentive to the bias of justice" and "litter a magistrate".

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The main accused in this trial is the former Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh. He scrumped six years in prison while the former boss of the bosses, the businessman Ali Haddad, was sentenced to two years, said the agency.

The former Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice, Tayeb Belhachemi, was also sentenced to two years imprisonment. The Tribunal delivered the acquittal of six other accused.

the influential councilor of his brother

Saïd Bouteflika, 63, had been arrested in May 2019 with three co-accused and sentenced in September of the same year to 15 years imprisonment during a flash trial in front of A military court for "conspiracy against the army" , who publicly asked the departure of President Bouteflika to get out of the crisis born of the Hirak, the anti-regime protest movement.

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On January 2, 2021, a military court of appeal had acquitted Said Bouteflika, but being under a warrant of filing for "trading of influence", he had been transferred from a military prison to a civil prison.

Saïd Bouteflika was the influential councilor of his brother Abdelaziz, who died on September 17th. Cited in other cases under investigation, such as the funding of the forthcoming forthcoming mandate, he should stay in prison even by having already served the two years of Tuesday.

Since the forced resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in early April 2019, under the pressure of the manifestations of the Hirak and the Army, the Algerian justice has placed in pre-trial detention or condemned several politicians as well as powerful men of business close to him. , especially for facts of corruption

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