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Algeria’s richest man, Issad Rebrab held in jail in graft probe

Quoting Algeria’s state media, AFP has reported that Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor’s orders.

The development was said to have taken place a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.

The crackdown on alleged graft follows the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in early April after weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule.

News of Rebrab’s arrest came as thousands of students thronged the capital’s streets calling for the overthrow of the “system” and for trials against members of the deposed leader’s inner circle.

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