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Algerian media group says chief kidnapped by security forces


AP Algiers
A media company in Algeria says its owner was kidnapped by security forces and tied it to his blaming the president's brother for alleged corruption.
The television channel of the Echourouk Group reported that chief executive was abducted Thursday as he left home for work.
Fodhil alleged this week on TV that Algeria was run by "extraconstitutional forces" and that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's younger brother, said Bouteflika, was "head of the gang."

Corruption has long been considered widespread in the North African country, but the president's critics allege it has grown during Bouteflika's two decades in power.
It's among the chief complaints of protesters who have been demanding that Bouteflika step down.
Massive protests started last month and have thrown Algeria into an unprecedented political crisis.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 8:55 PM IST

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