April 3, 2019 / 6:20 AM / 8 months ago

Algerian businessman Ali Haddad placed in custody: Ennahar TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Algerian businessman Ali Haddad, a backer of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who resigned on Tuesday, is facing corruption charges and has been placed in custody, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Algerian authorities seized the passports of a dozen businessmen under investigation over corruption allegations.

Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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