Quantcast
Published On: Sun, Jun 30th, 2019

Algeria Judge Stops Christian Worship in Home

(International Christian Concern) –An Algerian judge has issued a two month suspended prison sentence and hefty fine of 100,000 dinars ($840 USD) on a Christian who was holding worship in his home. Just four days earlier, a separate judge had fined a landowner whose property was used by a church.

In the first case, the man’s sentence was significantly less than the prosecutor was intending. The man had invited a Christian couple to come and pray with him. Algeria has laws which are intended to prevent non-Muslims from worshiping in unregistered churches. However, the committee formed in 2006 which is supposed to register churches has never meet.

The second case is a continuation of a church closure incident that occurred in October 2018. This church is technically legal, but the authorities closed it. The congregation then began worshiping in a tent on the land. The judge fined the landowner 50,000 dinars, or $420 USD. The landowner is appealing the sentence on the basis that it is within his property rights to make his land available to the church.

A third incident is also in the early stages. On June 20, a pastor of a church in Makouda was summoned after local officials sealed his church. Prosecutors are seeking a fine of 500,000 dinars ($4,200 USD). This church is legally recognized and has over 300 members.

Check out the ICC post HERE

Image/CIA

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- The generic Dispatch designation, used primarily for press releases or syndicated content, but may be used for guest author requesting a generic nomenclature

Tags
Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “trash”. Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (checkbox) *]
    […] post Algeria Judge Stops Christian Worship in Home appeared first on […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Categories

Archives

At the Movies



Pin It