The military court of Blida, the first military region, decided to program the case of Said Bouteflika, Generals Toufik and Taratg, and the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party, Louisa Hanoune, these officials who were sentenced to 15 years in prison, again on February, after the military prosecutor and the defendants appealed against the ruling that was issued against them.
In the details, which Echorouk holds, the Military Appeals Board will appoint a new tribunal composed of the judge of the sentence, the agent, the advisers and the military seizure officer, to reconsider the case of a felony of conspiracy to prejudice the authority of the army and conspiracy against the authority of the state, and these acts are stipulated and punished, respectively, in Article 284 of the Military Justice Law and Articles 77 and 78 of the Penal Code. For which the military judge imposed a 15-year sentence against Said Bouteflika, Generals Toufik, Tartag, and the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party, Louisa Hanoune.
Echorouk sources reported that the case will be programmed in February, and this is after the General Toufik left the military hospital in Ain al-Naadja in Algiers, where he underwent a successful surgery at the level of his shoulder, a move that was valued by the defence lawyer, Professor Farouk Kassantini, who told Echorouk that this confirms the prisoner’s right to treatment that is guaranteed, regardless of his charges or the punishment that is imposed against him.
In the section on legal procedures, what is applicable in the Military and even Civil Judicial Law that, in case of an appeal, the case is reconsidered in a different body from the first trial which the ruling fell legally.
Previously, the defendants’ committee for each of Said Bouteflika, Generals Toufik and Tartag, and the General Secretary of the Labor Party, Louisa Hanoun, had filed an appeal with the Military Appeals Council in Blida on September 26th, that is, just one day after the verdict in the felony case of conspiracy to undermine the authority of the army and conspiracy against the authority of the state, and the military prosecutor also appealed to the Military Court in Blida in the ruling against the four, along with the former Defense Minister, General Khaled Nezzar, his son Lotfi Nizar and the businessman Farid Benhamdine in the period that was legally specified.
The military court of Blida issued on September 25, it’s ruling in the presence of convicted and sentenced Said Bouteflika, Mohamed Mediane, Athmane Tartag and Louisa Hanoune, to 15 years in prison for the acts that were attributed to them, as it condemned both Khaled Nezzar, Lotfi Nezzar and Farid Benhamdine, with a 20-year prison sentence in absentia.