Algeria continues to escalate its ongoing repression of religious minorities. The government has systematically cracked down on the Evangelical Protestant community, in particular, through a string of church closures and raids, including two on the largest Protestant churches in the country. The Algerian government further discriminates against minority communities that do not conform to mainstream Sunni Islam, such as Shi’a and Ahmadi Muslims, often asserting that they are not Muslim.

Source: Faithful attend the beatification ceremony for seven monks and twelve clergy, who were killed in Algeria’s civil war, at the Notre Dame de Santa Cruz in the city of Oran, RUETERS / Boumzar

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