Posted by: becketfund | September 4, 2007

Algeria: Five Christians Sentenced for Proselytizing

El Khabar, an Algerian independent weekly, reports that five Algerian Christians have been convicted of proselytizing, in accordance with a 2006 law on religious practice. The five received sentences ranging from one year in prison to fines of 5,000 Algerian Dinars ($72) and suspended sentences of one year. Members of the Christian community claimed that the five had been trapped by police officers, who came to them asking for information about Christianity and had requested a Bible.

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