A court in Oran, Algeria has upheld a five-year prison sentence for a Christian convicted
of reposting a cartoon of Islam’s prophet on
his Facebook account. It also confirmed his
fine of 100,000 dinars (US$750).
The man’s attorney, Farid Khemisti, said
the 43-year-old father of four young children
appeared to have received the heavy sentence
because he was a Christian. He said: ‘I really
hoped for a reduction in the sentence, to at
worst, six months in prison. But my client
being a Christian did not make it any easier.’
India: mob attacks home
Morning Star News
A mob armed with axes and thick wooden
in central India has disrupted a
Methodist home-worship service and beat
and threatened Christians for leaving their
ancestral tribal religion.
Eight Christians were injured and five were
hospitalised. They included two women and
Pastor Samson Baghel, who suffered head
injuries and a dislocated shoulder,
assault in Surguda village, Bastar District in
Chhattisgarh state. Twenty Christians from
surrounding areas had attended the meeting,
with the only three Christian families who
live in Surguda.
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