October 20, 2016

Algeria ex-counter-terror chief jailed

Algeria’s former counter-terrorism chief has been sentenced to jail for five years for demolishing documents and disobeying military orders, the APS state news agency reports.

Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi, known as Gen Hassan, was convicted at a closed-door military tribunal on Thursday.

His lawyers described him as the victim of a ferocious clan war at the top of Algerian politics.
Gen Hassan played a leading role for two decades in Algeria’s civil war.

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