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Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said.
Heavy Fine Upheld on Appeal by Christian in Algeria
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
On December 1, a Christian convert from Islam received a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 100,000 Algerian dinars (US$716) from an appeals court on a conviction of "accepting...
Christian in Algeria Sentenced to Prison, Heavy Fine
Friday, July 9, 2021
On Thursday, an Algerian Judge sentenced a Christian to six months in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 100,000 dinars for allegedly accepting unauthorized donations to spread Christianity.
Pastor of Church Ordered to Close in Algeria Sentenced to Prison
Monday, June 7, 2021
According to sources, less than a week after a court in Algeria ordered pastor Rachid Seighir’s church to close, a judge in a separate case gave him a one-year suspended sentence and a fine for...
Released from Prison, Algerian Christian Faces Persecution in Tunisia
Monday, April 5, 2021
After being released from prison in 2018, having served nearly two years for violating Algeria’s blasphemy laws, Slimane Bouhafs was driven to Tunisia because of further persecution.
Christian's Five-Year Prison Sentence for Facebook Post Upheld in Algeria
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
The five-year prison sentence on a man who reportedly shared a carton on social media blaspheming Islam’s prophet has been upheld in Algeria.
Two Christians Sentenced to Prison and Heavy Fine in Algeria
Thursday, March 4, 2021
A pastor and another Christian in Algeria have been convicted and sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and a heavy fine for reportedly shaking the faith” of Muslims with Christian...
Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
After sharing a cartoon about the prophet of Islam three years ago, a 43-year-old father of four has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Order Issued to Close Church Building in Oran, Algeria, Christian Leaders Say
Friday, January 17, 2020
An ordered to close a church was issued last year but according to the church's pastor, he was never told of such an order.
'Sad Day' in Algeria as Officials Seal Buildings of Country's Largest Churches
Friday, October 18, 2019
Authorities in Algeria on Wednesday (Oct. 16) closed the Tafath (Light) church building in Tizi-Ouzou, a day after sealing shut the country’s largest church despite resistance, sources said.
Peaceful Sit-In Provokes Order to Close Church in Algeria, Christian Leader Says
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
A Christian protest of Algeria’s church closures resulted in an order on Sunday (Oct. 13) to seal the church building of the head of the umbrella group of Protestant churches, the leader said.
Christians in Algeria Hit with More Church Closure
Friday, September 27, 2019
Authorities today sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice, sources said.
After Christians in Algeria Prevented Church Closure, Authorities Seal it Shut
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
After Christians fended off an attempt to close a church building in Algeria on Aug. 26, gendarmes arrived early Monday morning (Sept. 2) and sealed it shut, sources said.
Church in Algeria Fends off Authorities' Attempt to Close It
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A brigade of gendarmerie showed up at an evangelical worship site in Algeria on Monday (Aug. 26) to execute the latest of several church closure orders from provincial authorities, but Christian...
As Church Worships, Police in Algeria Arrive to Seal Building
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Interrupting a worship service, police on Tuesday (Aug. 6) sealed a church building in north-central Algeria, less than three months after locking shut another site in the same area.
Authorities Seal Another Church Building in Algeria Shut
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Authorities in north-central Algeria sealed shut another church building on Wednesday (May 22), closing it and its Bible school, Christian leaders said.
Acquittals Upheld for Christian Converts in Algeria Who Lost Their Wives
Thursday, May 2, 2019
A convert from Islam in Algeria whose Muslim wife charged him with inciting her to change her religion won a final court battle in April – after losing her to divorce in March.
Faith Costs Christian in Algeria His Family, Livelihood
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
A 32-year-old convert in Algeria has not seen much of his two young daughters since his wife divorced him and charged him with undermining Islam more than two years ago.
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