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Algerian Christians have been fined for “unauthorised worship”

A group of 11 Algerian Christians, originally arrested at the end of 2021, received a reduced sentence fine for “unauthorised worship” on April 28.


The police raided the gathering and arrested everyone for unauthorized non-Muslim worship, including the Christian who owned the space that was rented out.

A judge sentenced the group to six months suspended sentence and a fine of 200,000 dinars (about $1440 USD). The French national paid the fine and then immediately left the country.

The remaining Christians appealed in court on April 14 and received a verdict on April 28 that reduced the fine to 100,000 dinars but retained the suspended prison sentence.


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