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    News Two Algerian Christians 'did not break Ramadan rules'

    Two Algerian Christians 'did not break Ramadan rules'


    Algeria is a mainly Muslim country



    Two Christians who were on trial in Algeria for breaking Ramadan fasting rules have been cleared of wrongdoing.
    Human rights groups said the trial was a violation of the right to religious freedom under the constitution.
    Hocine Hocini and Salem Fellak were arrested in August during the month of Ramadan, after they were seen eating lunch on the building site where they worked in Kabylie, northern Algeria.
    The men's lawyer called the verdict a "victory for justice".
    The two men admitted they had been eating, but said they had done it discreetly, and felt they had done nothing wrong.
    The judge at the court in Ain El Hamman threw the case out because "no article [of law] provided for a legal pursuit" against the men, thereby rejecting the prosecutors' request for three-year prison sentences.






    Two similar cases are scheduled in the coming weeks.



    Algeria is a mostly Muslim country; the ministry of religious affairs estimates there are only about 11,000 Christians among a population of 36 million.
    Most of Algeria's Christians are Protestants.


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    Default Re: Two Algerian Christians 'did not break Ramadan rules'

    Whenever I've been in the Middle East during Ramadan, I've either refrained from eating in front of fasters or done so in the privacy of my room. It's simple courtesy and respect and they really appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Two Algerian Christians 'did not break Ramadan rules'

    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    Whenever I've been in the Middle East during Ramadan, I've either refrained from eating in front of fasters or done so in the privacy of my room. It's simple courtesy and respect and they really appreciate it.

    Huh where is GTI....?

    In his room eating lunch.

    "Meh"

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