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2019-07-08 Africa North
Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The former head of ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika
... 10th president-for-life of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and is currently on his third or fourth term. Maybe it's the fifth....
’s party was placed in provisional detention on Sunday on allegations including "squandering public money", state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said.

Djamel Ould Abbes is suspected of "squandering public funds, procuring a contract in violation of... regulations, abuse of office and forgery of public documents."

Ould Abbes, ex-chief of the National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
(FLN) and a former minister, was placed in preventative detention by the Supreme Court’s investigating magistrate, state TV added.

Several prominent politicians and businessmen linked to Bouteflika have been detained or questioned in connection with corruption since the ailing president was forced to step down in the face of mass protests in early April.

Demonstrations have continued since then, as protesters demand that regime insiders leave office as a precursor to independent institutions being set up.

Ould Abbes’ alleged transgressions date to his time as Minister of National Solidarity.

The public prosecutor launched proceedings against him after he voluntarily gave up his parliamentary immunity.

Ould Abbes held a succession of posts after Bouteflika took power in 1999.

From 2013, he was a member of the upper house of Algeria’s parliament, the Council of the Nation, and he headed the ruling FLN party between 2016 and 2018.

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