Justice: One Year Imprisonment Sought For Leader Of Ahmadiyya In Algeria

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icon-writer Larbi Ben Zidane /*/ English Version: Med.B.

The Prosecutor of the Republic of Ain Tadles, located 27 kilometers east of Mostaganem province in the west of the country has sought a year in prison and a fine of 20,000 Dinars against the leader of the Ahmadiyya sect in Algeria, namely Mohammed Fali.

The trial took place last Wednesday, after the Ahmadiyya’s sect leader was arrested by the security services on the eve of Eid al-Adha at the level of the family home in the city of Ain Sefra against the backdrop of judicial proceedings waged by six Algerian Courts against the defendant on charges of collecting funds without permission, insulting the noble Prophet of Islam and forming an association without a license.

Judicial sources linked to the follow-up of the Ahmadiyya leader’s trial at the Ain Tadles Court in Mostaganem province unveiled the religious activity of this sect across the  province through the presence there of a sectarian group loyal to their “Guru” Cheikh Mirza Ghulam Ahmed. 

Security forces had already arrested a number of Ahmadiyya loyalists in the towns of Awlad Boghalm, Ain Tadles and Achghacha in the aftermath of the rising voices of rejection and condemnation by the Association of Algerian Muslim Scholars, as well as by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments, as well as by a large segment of citizens who hit out against the nefarious activities in the country of this sect alien to the origins of Islam and the Algerian Muslim community.

Private sources told “Echorouk” that during the stages of the trial of the leader of the Ahmadiyya sect in Algeria, the Court dealt in its questioning with issues related to religious beliefs, such as whether the defendant’s beliefs were based on the holy Qur'an and the noble Prophet’s Sunnah.

Mohammad Fali in response uttered verses and prophetic narratives by the defendant refused to answer questions pertaining to his true spiritual beliefs. 

The latter was also asked by the Prosecutor about his opinion on Prophet Jesus, the son of Mary, if he believed notably in the validity of Christ's crucifixion or his raising to heaven. 

In his plea, the lawyer of the leader of the Ahmadiyya community, jurist Saleh Debbouz, castigated the circumstances of his client's detention, which he described as inhumane, as well as his distrust of the questions that the court deliberated in the course of dealing with the case.

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