The court has tried two Christians for “insulting the prophet and denigrating the precepts of the Muslim religion".
On this date, many Christians were forced to leave their church, and some of them were also detained.
Despite the new Constitution, Christians are still in a difficult situation in Algeria.
Algeria’s administrative court has rejected a request from the Spring of Life Church in Makouda to cancel the closure order.
As many as seventeen Christian churches were forcibly closed in 2019, sometimes violently by the military.
Six churches have been forced to close one of which is home to the head of l’Eglise Protestante d’Algerie (EPA).
The statue at the cave of Our Lady of Santa Cruz d'Oran, was overturned and its stone base damaged.
“These closures are a clear hindrance to the free practice and exercise of religion”, the politicians say to the President.
ICC assures it will not relent in their efforts to see Christians in Algeria once again free to assemble and worship.