A year in prison for Algerian Christian for Facebook post

By World Watch Monitor

An Algerian Christian has been sentenced to a year in prison for a post he made on Facebook.

On 8 January, the court in Bouira (100 km east of Algiers) found Samir Chamek, 34, guilty of insulting Islam and its prophet over items he posted on his Facebook page.

Samir says he will now appeal to the Supreme Court.

The sentencing follows a year-long legal battle: