Convert in Algeria Risks Losing Wife, Daughter

Judge in divorce case suggests he recant in order to reconcile.

Tizi Ouzou, in northern Algeria. (Wikipedia)

TIZI OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim woman in this northern Algerian city seeks to divorce a convert from Islam because of his new faith, while her brother and lawyer suggest he should be killed for apostasy. At a session for the purpose of reconciling the couple yesterday, the judge suggested the first option […]

Algeria Slow in Ruling on Convert’s Appeal of Prison Sentence

Christian faces prison for alleged 'proselytizing,' defaming Islam, Muhammad.

Krimo Siaghi with wife Yakout and their daughter. (Spirit of Martyrdom photo)

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, […]

Algeria Upholds Conviction of Convert from Islam

Christian’s one-year prison term for alleged proselytizing revoked, but fine doubled.

Colombe Church of Béchar, in western Algeria.

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News) – An Algerian judge under pressure from Islamists to uphold a Christian’s conviction for alleged proselytizing rescinded his one-year prison term today but doubled his fine, an attorney said.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 […]

Algerian Convert Fights Proselytism Verdict

Christian did not know of his conviction; accuser absent from hearing.

The Ibn El-Houeyretar mosque in Bechar, Algeria was Notre Dame Du Sahara church before Muslims took it over in 2006. (Morning Star News photo)

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 […]

Algerian Christian Unknowingly Convicted, Sentenced

Convert is tried in absentia for ‘pressuring Muslim’ who urged him to return to Islam.

Mosque in Larbaa Nath Irathen, 25 kilometers from Tizi Ozou, Algeria, was formerly a church building.

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 […]

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