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Businessman indicted over Gaddafi-Sarkozy funding ends hunger strike in prison

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

PARIS – Businessman Alexandre Djouhri, imprisoned Friday in the case of the alleged Libyan financing of the 2007 campaign of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, ended on Monday his hunger strike in prison  which started on Saturday, AFP learned from sources close to the case.

“He ended his hunger strike this afternoon after speaking with his lawyers and is now accepting medical treatment,” said one of these sources at the prison hospital in Fresnes, south of Paris.

The 60-year-old businessman had been imprisoned the previous evening after his indictment by the judges in charge of the investigation into suspicions of Libyan funding for Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential campaign in 2007.

Appearing at the heart of suspicious payments between the regime of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and relatives of Sarkozy, the businessman was indicted on nine counts, including active corruption, complicity and concealment of embezzlement of public funds as well as organized gang laundering of these offenses.

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