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Car assembly case: Ouyahia, Sellal sentenced to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively

Published on : Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:31   Read : 6 time(s)
Car assembly case: Ouyahia, Sellal sentenced to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively

ALGIERS-The two former Prime Ministers, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal, prosecuted in cases of corruption and abuse of power, including the car assembly case, were sentenced on Tuesday to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively by the Sidi M'hamed court in Algiers.

Ouyahia and Sellal were also fined DZD100 million each for the same charges.

The Sidi M'hamed court also ordered Ouyahia to be deprived of his civil and political rights and the seizure of all income and property illegally acquired.

The court also sentenced to 20 years in prison in absentia, the former Minister of Industry and Mines, Abdessalem Bouchouareb (on the run) for whom international arrest warrant has been issued.

Former Minister of Industry and Mines, Youcef Yousfi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the former Minister of Public Works and Transport, Abdelghani Zaalane, was acquitted.

Former Minister of Industry and Mines, Mahdjoub Bedda and former Governor of Boumerdes, Nouria Yamina Zerhouni were sentenced to 10 years and 5 years in prison respectively.

In the same case, the court handed down sentences of 7 years imprisonment against the two businessmen Ali Haddad and Ahmed Mazouz, 6 years in prison with a fine worth DZD600 million against businessman Hassan Larbaoui, 3 years in prison against businessman Mohamed Bairi, 5 years in prison against Amine Tira, 3 years in prison against Aboud Achour and 2 years in prison against Mahmoud Chaid and Hadj Said.

Fares Sellal, son of the former Prime Minister, was sentenced to 3 years in prison, while the Director of Industry of the province of Boumerdes was acquitted.

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:10
Car assembly case: Ouyahia, Sellal sentenced to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively