Corruption trial of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s brother begins

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The corruption trial against the younger brother of ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and other former officials began on Sunday, the official APS news agency reported. Former presidential adviserSaid Bouteflika, along with ex-justice minister Tayeb Louh, business mogul Ali Haddad and other co-accused are standing trial in the Dar El Beida court in the Algiers suburbs, APS said. Accusations against them include “inciting the falsification of official documents”, “abuse of office”, “obstruction of justice” and “contempt of court”, it had previously reported. The once-mighty preside…

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