Algeria: Breaking the Fast During Ramadan is a Crime

The Algerian blogger Nouri bin Khalid wonders, “I thought Algeria was supposed to be “secular”? Four men were sent to prison for breaking the fast during Ramadan in a resturaunt! “Public contempt of religion” is the crime. Had these people been eating outdoors, then there would have been public contempt, but that was not the case,” the lawyer said. Other clients eating in the same restaurant at the same time were not arrested, the lawyer added.”

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