June 13, 2019 / 2:21 PM / 3 days ago

Algeria’s former trade minister appears before supreme court over alleged corruption - state TV

FILE PHOTO: Amara Benyounes, the head of the Algerian Popular Movement (MPA) speaks during a parliamentary election campaign rally in Algiers, Algeria April 30, 2017. Picture taken April 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s former Trade Minister Amara Benyounes appeared before the supreme court on Thursday over alleged corruption, state television said.

His appearance is part of a series of anti-graft investigations since mass protests erupted earlier this year demanding the departure of the ruling elite and the prosecution of people demonstrators regarded as corrupt.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Toby Chopra

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