Algerian court orders detention of partner of Germany’s VW - state TV

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

  

ALGIERS- 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 VOW-p.DE , 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) ((hamid.ouldahmed@thomsonreuters.com;))

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