FBI experts trained 37 judges in terror and laundering issues
El Khabar, 9 april 2008
37 judges benefited from special training, in Algeria and abroad, monitored by foreign experts from France, Spain, Sweden and the US, Justice Ministry disclosed yesterday, pointing out that they are to be distributed on 4 judicial poles in charge of dealing with crime cases like terrorism and money laundering. The director of Training for Justice Ministry, Si El Hadj M’hand told a press conference yesterday that the abovementioned judges have taken special training on money laundering crimes in Algeria last September given by experts for the US Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI. He further said: “there would be other training sessions in the future targeting making judges updated with the merging cybercrime issues, which authorities are paying big intention for its close link with the worldwide network, internet. On another side, 118 lawyers have requested to be promoted as judges, sources within Justice Ministry told El Khabar, adding that 20 judges requested being quitted from their positions, since 2003, “for administrative or personal reasons.” In this context, it is worth mentioning that senior lawyers in Algiers, Mr. Abdelmadjid Sellini said 51 judges have recently submitted their resignations.
09-04-2008 By D.B/ Translation A.A