Algeria military court affirms jail term for Bouteflika's brother, others

An Algerian military court earlier this week (February 10) upheld the 15-year prison sentence given to the brother of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The ruling followed an appeal hearing against the jail term the previous day. 62 year old Said Bouteflika, was seen as the real power behind the presidency after the head of state suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013.

In September 2019, Said along with several other high-level government officials, were charged with "conspiring" against …

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