Amnesty Int’l: Algeria, Africa should release Christian convert
On Thursday, Amnesty International, a secular human rights watchdog group, condemned the sentence of Foudhil Bahloul, an Algerian Christian convert convicted under laws regulating non-Muslim worship, reports International Christian Concern.
Algerian authorities arrested Bahloul on April 17th after a raid on his house, charging him with “illegal donations.” Bahloul also faces additional charges under a 2006 Ordinance, specifically targeting him as a Christian for distributing Bibles.
Amnesty International has called for his release from jail. Open Doors lists Algeria, Africa as the 24th worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians.
Please pray for Bahloul’s imminent release. No doubt, right now, he echoes the words of David from Psalm 142:7. “Set me free from my prison, that I may praise Your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of Your goodness to me.”