Concern for Imprisoned Algerian Christian as Ramadan Begins

(World Watch Monitor) As Ramadan begins, the daughter of an Algerian Christian serving three years in jail for “insulting Islam and the prophet Muhammad” on Facebook says she’s worried about the abuse her father could suffer after he was transferred to a third different prison.

Slimane Bouhafs, who is eight months into his sentence, is now in a prison in the coastal city of Jijel, 300km east of the capital, Algiers, having been transferred from Constantine, 150km south of Jilel.

This latest transfer took place despite the family’s request that he be moved to a prison in Béjaïa, in the Kabylie region where the family is from and where there is a relatively large Christian community.

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  • Robert

    For now its a lot easier to practice the Christian faith in the united states than what a lot of other Christian people endure . We can be of more help earnestly praying for them. Than going there though. I think there are some Christians that pray for other Christians regularly. I’m not one though. The more I examine my self I don’t like what I see.