Algeria: Algeria confirms jail sentences for two former PMs

An Algerian appeals court on Wednesday upheld 15-year and 12-year sentences for two former prime ministers jailed in corruption cases that were brought in response to mass protests against the ruling elite.

The court in Algiers also halved five-year prison sentences for two former industry ministers and reduced the prison terms of prominent businessmen.

Former prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were jailed for 15 and 12 years respectively on charges including “misappropriation of public funds, abuse of power and granting undue privileges”.

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