Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Algerian Court Dismisses Prosecution of Two Christians For Eating During Ramadan

In Algeria yesterday, a court in the town of Ain El-Hammam dismissed a prosecution that had been brought against two Christian construction workers charged with eating during daylight hours during Ramadan. Prosecutors demanded that the two be punished for insulting Islam.  The defendants argued that they were not eating in a "public place", and that their prosecution violated constitutional protections and provisions of international conventions protecting freedom of religion.  According to Times Live and the Christian Post, the court ruled that no law provided for bringing charges against the two non-Muslims.