Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blasphemy Conviction Nets Algerian Man Five Years in Prison

According to Religion Clause Blog, Algeria has sentenced a Christian man named Siagh Krimo to five years in prison for violating a provision of the country's criminal code which forbids acts that "insult the prophet and any of the messengers of God, or denigrate the creed and precepts of Islam[.]" It is unclear exactly what Krimo did or said to merit the conviction, but a neighbor accused him of Christian proselytizing and defaming Muhammad.

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