TIZI OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly nine months since an Algerian court last heard his case, a Christian convert from Islam still awaits a ruling on the appeal of his unusually harsh sentence for allegedly “proselytizing” and defaming Islam and its prophet. Krimo Siaghi (also known as Karim Siaghi) was arrested on April 14, […]
Christian faces prison for alleged 'proselytizing,' defaming Islam, Muhammad.
Christian’s one-year prison term for alleged proselytizing revoked, but fine doubled.
TIZI OUZOU, Algeria, February 13, 2013 (Morning Star News) – An Algerian judge under pressure from Islamists to uphold a Christian’s conviction for alleged proselytizing rescinded his one-year prison term today but doubled his fine, an attorney said. Mohamed Ibaouene, 36, was shocked to learn on Dec. 11 that he had been convicted in […]
Christian did not know of his conviction; accuser absent from hearing.
TIZI OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – The attorney for a Christian shocked to learn that he had been convicted of pressuring a Muslim to leave Islam said after an appeals hearing on Wednesday (Jan. 23) that the verdict was utterly unfounded. Mohamed Ibaouene, 36, learned on Dec. 11 that he had been convicted in […]
Convert is tried in absentia for ‘pressuring Muslim’ who urged him to return to Islam.
TIZI OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Without any prior notice or summons from police, a Christian convert from Islam received word on Dec. 11 that he had been convicted of pressuring a Muslim to leave his religion, he said. Mohamed Ibaouene, 36, was convicted in absentia on July 4 by a court in Tigzirt […]