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Algeria: Former Chief of Protocol of Presidency placed into temporary detention

Flag of Algeria [File photo]
Flag of Algeria [File photo]

An Algerian court has ordered Mokhtar Reguieg, Chief of Protocol of the Presidency, to be held under temporary detention, as part of an investigation into corruption cases.

Reguieg is facing charges related to power abuse and smuggling subsidized commodities, in addition to violating the legislation and regulation on exchange and the movement of capital, as well as to granting unjustified privileges.

It is noteworthy that Requieg’s services as Chief of Protocol of the Presidency were terminated on 17 April 2019, in the context of the political changes that Algeria witnessed.

Since the resignation of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last April, the Algerian judiciary has opened a series of investigations into corruption cases against businessmen, politicians and former officials.

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