Algeria to try former counter-terrorism chief: lawyer

An Algerian man reads a local newspaper, En-Nahar, bearing a picture for the first time of former Algerian intelligence chief General Mohamed Mediene, better known as General Toufik, on the front cover in the capital, Algiers, on September 13, 2015Algeria’s former head of counter-terrorism is to appear in military court Thursday in the country’s first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, his lawyer said. Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi — better known as General Hassan — is accused of “destroying documents and disobeying military instructions,” Mokrane Ait-Larbi told AFP on Monday. The military court in second city Oran could not be reached for confirmation.

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