June 17, 2019 / 1:03 PM / a month ago

Algerian court orders detention of partner of Germany’s Volkswagen: state TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A judge at a court in Algiers on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of the family-owned firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, over corruption allegations, state TV reported.

The detention follows a series of anti-graft investigations since protests broke out this year demanding the departure of the ruling elite.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed

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