A Christian man, Soﬁane, from the Algerian
city of Biskra, was arrested on August 23 by
the National Gendarmerie at a checkpoint
near Biskra, according to a member of the
Protestant church of Algeria (EPA).
Sofiane, married and father of one child,
was in a shared taxi from the city of Oran
when he was arrested. He was taken to
Biskra for questioning. The Christian community in Algeria, including EPA officials, is
concerned by the news of the arrest and by
the fact that Sofiane is still in custody.