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World Algeria: The convictions of the officials of the old regime are continuing

06:40  14 october  2021
06:40  14 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In the majority of cases, the cacics of the Ancient Algerian regime are condemned for alleged facts of corruption, diversion, abuse of function or occult election campaign financing. These are dozens of ex-high political leaders, bosses and executives of Clan Bouteflika. They are now detained in El-Harrach prison in Algiers.

This is the case of two former first-ministers, Abdelmalek Sellal and his successor Ahmed Ouyahia . Both, who four times held the Prime Minister's position (twice each), were repeatedly sentenced for various malpractices.

In addition, seven ex-ministers are behind the bars. Among them Tayeb Lah, the former Minister of Justice, or Abdelghani Zaalane, former Minister of Transport and Ephemeral Campaign Director of the candidate Bouteflika for a fifth term. An eighth, Abdeslam Bouchareb, former Minister of Industry and Mines, was sentenced to twenty years in prison but fled abroad.

two generals also sleep in prison: Mohamed Medène, said Toufik, and Bachir Tartag, as well as two Secretaries General of the FLN, but also the leader of the National Police and many influential businessmen, as the head of the employer Ali Haddad or Mahieddine Tashkout, one of the largest automobile dealers in Algeria.

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