Algerian Christian becomes suicidal following persecution and imprisonment

Algerian Christian Slimane Bouhafs has struggled with suicidal thoughts after being imprisoned for violating Algeria’s blasphemy laws and then being further persecuted for his faith upon seeking refuge in Tunisia, Morning Star News reports. Algeria ranked 24th and Tunisia ranked 26th on the Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

Authorities in Algeria Seal Shut Another Church Building

Church leaders didn’t get an explanation for why the seventh worship building to be closed in Algeria since November was sealed last week, but they suspect lack of registration was the pretext.

Sentencing of Pastor Adds to Uptick in Persecution in Algeria

In the latest of a rash of persecution incidents in Algeria, a judge on Thursday (March 8) sentenced a pastor to a fine and a suspended prison sentence under a law that prohibits causing Muslims to doubt their religion, sources said.

Algeria: Church told to stop worship services

A church in Algeria’s northern Kabylie region where St. Augustine had preached during the fifth century was ordered to stop all religious activities last month.

Algeria: Church looted, vandalized

Last week, vandals who wrote ‘Allah Akbar’ on a church’s walls in Tizi-Ouzou, Algerian, also stole its congregation’s cash.

Algeria: Apostate faces prison for defaming Islam

For nearly nine months, an Algerian Christian convert from Islam still waits for a ruling on his appeal to the severe sentence handed him for allegedly proselytizing and defaming Islam and its prophet, according to Morning Star News.

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