Bouteflika’s entourage sued for abducting the president

An Algerian national has filed a lawsuit with the Swiss courts accusing relatives of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of “kidnapping a person incapable of discernment” reports the Swiss newspaper La Tribune de Genève.

According to the same source, the Algerian claimant, who had requested anonymity for security reasons, had filed a “complaint against X” on 25th February with the Swiss courts. She believes Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a “victim of an abduction by his brother Said and is being transported from one place to another“.

In June 2018, Algerian journalist Lila Haddad had accused Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s brother, Said, of having “taken hostage” his elder brother Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and of “squatting the presidential office“.

There are doubts about the origin of the letters sent to the nation by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, many suspect the brothers of the current head of state and close associates to have written the letters on his behalf.