Today, Monday, an Algerian court sentenced Ahmed Ouyahia, former prime minister under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to 7 years imprisonment and a fine of one million dinars, in a corruption case.
The court also sentenced both former Transport and Public Works Ministers, Ammar Ghoul, and Abdelghani Zaalan, to 3 years in prison and a fine of one million dinars.
A penalty of 4 years imprisonment was imposed and a penalty of 2 million fine was imposed on the main defendant in the case of the investor Muhammad bin Faisah, two years in prison for his son Saifuddin, and 5 years for the former governor of Skikda Bouderbali.
The penalties with which the remaining defendants were convicted in the case ranged from one to two years in prison.
It is noteworthy that Ouyahia and a number of prominent officials during the Bouteflika era are being tried in a number of cases and files of corruption.
Source: Al Shorouk