The trial against Saeed Bouteflika, the younger brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and other former officials implicated in corruption cases began in Algiers on Sunday, the agency said.
Saeed Bouteflika, former presidential adviser, Tayeb Loh, former justice minister, and Ali Hadad, former leader of Algerian employers, are on trial by Dar el Beda’s court in the eastern suburbs, along with other co-defendants, since Sunday. Algiers. Saïd Bouteflika and the other defendants are being specifically prosecuted for “incitement to falsification of official documents”, “abuse of office”, “obstruction of justice”, “incitement to judiciary bias” and “contempt of court”. Is.
Originally scheduled for September 27, the trial was postponed at the request of defense attorneys. Saïd Bouteflika, 63, was arrested along with three co-accused in May 2019 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in September of the same year in a flash trial before a military court for “conspiracy against the authority of the state and the military”. was heard. .
He was acquitted by a military appeals court on January 2, 2021. But, having committed to “trading in the influence”, he was transferred from a military prison to a civilian prison. Since the forced resignation of Hirak and Abdelaziz Bouteflika under pressure from military demonstrations in early April 2019, Algerian justice has placed in preventive custody or sentenced several former high political leaders as well as powerful businessmen, notably. Corruption facts.