South Asia Forum for Freedom of Religion or Belief condemns the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

The South Asia Forum for Freedom of Religion or Belief (SAFFORB) strongly condemns the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place on 15thMarch 2019 which claimed over 49 lives so far, including that of children and left scores of them injured. The shootings were carried out at two mosques- Al Noor and Linwood [...]

2019-03-18T18:15:09+00:00March 18th, 2019|Algeria, News|

Algeria: New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority

More Than 50 Tried in December on Charges Relating to Religion (Beirut) – Algerian authorities have stepped up trials of members of the Ahmadiyya religious minority on charges related to the exercise of their religion, Human Rights Watch said today. Sentences range from fines to a year in prison. Human Rights Watch received information [...]

2018-01-23T16:49:30+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Algeria, News|

HRW Urges Algeria to Stop Persecuting Religious Minorities

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Algerian government to halt its persecution and hate speech against religious minorities in the country after authorities proceeded to a crackdown on the followers of the Ahmadi sect. HRW raised the alarm concerning the discrimination endured by religious minorities in Algeria following the arrest of the President [...]

2017-09-13T18:57:30+00:00September 13th, 2017|Algeria, News|

Algeria finds sect leader guilty of ‘offending Islam’

An Algerian court on Wednesday found the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence, his lawyer said. "Mohamed Fali was handed a six-month suspended sentence. He was found guilty of unauthorised fundraising and offending the Prophet and Islam," Salah Dabouz said. While Ahmadis [...]

2017-09-13T18:45:16+00:00September 13th, 2017|Algeria, News|

Algeria: Stop Persecuting a Religious Minority

(Beirut) – The arrest of Mohamed Fali, president of Algeria’s Ahmadiyya community on August 28, 2017, is the latest example of a crackdown on the religious minority, Human Rights Watch said today. Scores of Ahmadis have been prosecuted since June 2016, and some imprisoned for up to six months. Senior government officials have at [...]

2017-09-13T19:02:39+00:00September 4th, 2017|Algeria, News|

Algeria: Wave of arrests and prosecutions of hundreds of Ahmadis

Algeria must halt its clampdown against members of the minority Ahmadiyya religious movement, said Amnesty International today, ahead of the appeal hearing on 21 June of six Ahmadis sentenced to up to four years in prison for charges relating to the exercise of their religion. At least 280 Ahmadi men and women have faced [...]

2017-06-20T23:26:25+00:00June 20th, 2017|Algeria, News|