Thursday, July 3, 2008

Algeria: Christians get suspended jail terms for proselytising

Two Algerian nationals have been given a suspended six-months sentence for proselytising for Christianity. "We are disappointed by the verdict but not ashamed of our new faith," said Christian converts Rachid Seghir and Djallal Dahmani.
The Algerian government has accused Protestants and Evangelicals of conducting an intense missionary campaign in their country trying to convert the population."The verdict is unfair, I do not understand why people are sentenced to jail for their beliefs," said the head of the Algerian Protestant churches, Mustafa Karim. More...

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