Bouteflika's brother 'mute' in court as Algeria probes political graft

Said Bouteflika, the brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, refused to answer the judge's questions on Saturday, as he appeared as a witness in a trial for corruption of former regime members.

Sentenced to 15 years in prison in September for conspiracy against state authority, he was considered the mastermind of the "Bouteflika" system, after the debilitating stroke suffered by his brother in 2013.

He is accused of having asked businessmen to raise money to finance the camp…

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