Algeria's ex-industry minister detained over alleged corruption - state TV
FILE PHOTO: Algeria's Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi arrives at the OPEC headquarters for a Ministerial Monitoring Sub-Committee meeting in Vienna, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme court on Wednesday placed former industry minister Youcef Yousfi in custody over alleged corruption, state television reported.
Yousfi became the latest senior official to be detained in anti-graft investigations since protests broke out earlier this year demanding the prosecution of people seen by demonstrators as corrupt and the removal of the ruling elite.
(Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Catherine Evans)