In Koléa, where several former ministers and oligarchs are serving heavy sentences, Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour is sharing a cell with former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal. Sonatrach’s former CEO (2017-2019) has been incarcerated in this penitentiary centre, located about 40km from Algiers, since August. Prosecuted in several cases, including that of the Augusta refinery, alongside two former executives of the oil group who were also incarcerated, he has already been questioned several times by the investigating magistrate on this last case.
According to his lawyers, and relatives who visit him, he has resigned [to his fate] but [is] in good spirits. “It’s as if he’s relieved to no longer be on the run,” says one of his relatives. The former big boss was in fact arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE); but how did Algeria obtain his extradition?
Ever since he was fired
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