July 10, 2019 / 3:40 PM / 4 months ago

Algeria's ex-industry minister detained over alleged corruption -state TV

ALGIERS, July 10 (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)

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