A majority MP in Algeria has been indicted and detained for trying to send his daughter an answer sheet during a patent test, media reported on Friday.
According to a press release from the court of El-Oued in the prefecture of El-Meghaier (650 km south-east of Algiers), the deputy of the National Liberation Front (FLN) and the head of the local gendarmerie "were placed in pre-trial detention" for attempted fraud during a test of the Brevet de l'enseignement Moyen (BEM) and for "abuse of functions".
According to the media, MP Abdenacer Ardjoun instructed the head of the gendarmerie brigade to send his daughter, a BEM candidate, an envelope containing answers to the math test she was taking this week.
The hall overseer discovered the cheating attempt and lodged a complaint against the deputy and the officer.
According to the Algerian Constitution, the parliamentary immunity of a deputy only covers activities related to his mandate.