Former Algerian industry minister in custody over alleged corruption: State TV

Former Algerian industry minister Youcef Yousfi. (File photo: AFP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:59 - GMT 06:59