The military court in Blida, south of the Algerian capital, acquitted Said Bouteflika, the younger brother of the former Algerian president, General Secretary of the Labor Party Louisa Hanoune and former intelligence officials, less than two months after the case was reopened before the courts.
Today, Saturday, the acquittal was issued against Said Bouteflika, former intelligence chief Lieutenant General Mohamed Median – known as General Tawfiq – and former security services coordinator Bashir Tartag – known as Othman Tartag – and Labor Party General Secretary Louisa Hanoune in the conspiracy case.
This trial relates to the accusation of a meeting attended by Said Bouteflika, Median, Tartag and Hanoun on March 27, 2019, to devise a plan to “isolate the deceased Chief of Staff,” Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, the day after his public demand for the resignation of the President of the Republic to get out of the crisis that began with the start of the popular movement on February 22 / February of the same year.
Last November, the Supreme Court returned the case to the military judiciary for trial again with a different judicial composition.
In February, the military appeals court in Blida sentenced Al-Said Bouteflika, Mediene and Tartag to 15 years in prison, and Hanoune was released after spending 9 months in prison.
And 3 weeks ago, Said Bouteflika appeared for the first time before the civil court of the Sidi Mohamed court in the capital, Algiers, and local media said that the investigating judge had heard the brother of the former president in a corruption case.