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New prison sentences for corruption in Algeria against former Prime Ministers Ahmed Uyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal

A Algerian court on Wednesday issued new corruption sentences against former Prime Ministers Ahmed Uyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal, who were convicted in several cases against them after the ex-power of former President Abdelaziz Buteflika in April 2019.

On this occasion, the case centered on the lawsuit against businessman Mahiedine Tahkut, who was sentenced to 16 years while his son Bilal was sentenced to seven years, as were two of his brothers. Tahkur’s third brother was sentenced to three years in prison.

Uyahia and Sellal were sentenced to ten years in prison, while former ministers Amar Ghul and Yucef Yusfi were sentenced to three and two years in prison, according to the Algerian state news agency APS.

New prison sentences for corruption in Algeria against former Prime Ministers Ahmed Uyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal
New prison sentences for corruption in Algeria against former Prime Ministers Ahmed Uyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal

The verdict was announced two weeks after the two former prime ministers were sentenced to twelve years in prison. It was about the figure of businessman Ali Haddad, the former boss of the Algerian employer.

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