Car assembly case involving Ouyahia, Sellal: Appeals court announces verdict!


The Appeals Chamber at the Algiers court announced, this Wednesday, the verdict of the two ex-prime ministers over the file of corruption linked to the car assembly.

The Algiers Court approved the Sidi Mhamed tribunal’s requisition by sentencing the two former prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively.

The former president of the FCE and boss of the ETRHB group Ali Haddad and Ahmed Mazouz received 4 years in prison, the two former ministers of industry Mahjoub Bedda and Youcef Yousfi were given 5 years in prison and Mohamed Bairi was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

The former Minister of Transport and Public Works has been released.

Earlier, and judged by the tribunal of Sidi Mhamed on corruption charges, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were sentenced to 15 and 12 years respectively, while Abdessalem Bouchouareb, who fled abroad, was sentenced to a maximum of 20 years of prison with an international arrest warrant. Mahdjoub Bedda and Youcef Yousfi were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The court imposed a sentence of 7 years in prison with seizure of their property against the businessmen Ali Haddad and Ahmed Mazouz, while Hacène Arbaoui was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Mohamed Bairi, meanwhile, was given 3 years in prison. Former Minister of Public Works and Transport Abdelghani Zaâlane was acquitted following his trial with respect to the secret financing of the election campaign for the 5th term of ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.


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