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An Algerian military court has sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison, the state APS news agency reports.
The brother of Algeria's deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika went on trial with two former intelligence chiefs and a political party head accused of plotting against the military, Algerian television reports.
An Algerian court has ordered the pre-trial detention of a leading figure in protests that have gripped Algeria for nearly seven months, one of his lawyers says.
Algerians returned to the streets Friday, protesting proposed presidential elections after parliament passed bills that could pave the way for the announcement of a vote to take place in December.
Algeria's powerful army chief has for a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika by the end of the year, with a date to be announced in mid-September.
Algeria's former police chief Abdelghani Hamel has been placed in provisional detention over alleged "diversion of funds and illicit enrichment", state television said.
Hundreds of Algerian protesters gathered in the capital despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally since the April 2 resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, AFP correspondents said.
Algeria's constitutional council says it is impossible to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned, after the only two candidates were rejected.
Algeria's rulers are determined to hold presidential polls on July 4, seeing the vote as the only way out of the crisis that forced veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit after weeks of protests.
Protesters thronged Algeria's capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime.
Eight babies have been killed after a fire ripped through the maternity unit at a hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn, according to emergency services.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital in defiance of a heavy security presence to demand the ouster of the country's army chief.
Protesters massed in the Algerian capital on Tuesday to demand the cancellation of a controversial presidential election planned for December 12.
Algeria's army chief has insisted that a vote to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika be delayed no longer, repeating his demand that polls be held before year-end.
Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to celebrate their country's independence from France and continue calls for a new democratic leadership in the wake of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation in April.
Algerian authorities have arrested a well-known veteran of the war of independence against France, his grandson and media outlets said, after he reportedly criticised military chief Ahmed Gaid Saleh.
Thousands of people have gathered in the Algerian capital calling on interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to quit after he vowed to stay in power until a new head of state is elected.
Algeria is to investigate the death in custody of a prominent human rights activist, the country's justice ministry says.
At least 24 police officers have been wounded in clashes with protesters rallying against unemployment in central Algeria, state media reported.
An Algerian military judge remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs on charges including 'conspiring' against the state.
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