Amnesty International Pressurizes Algeria For Releasing Ahmadiyya Leader

date 2017/09/12 views 681 comments 0

icon-writer Ilham Boutheldji / English version: Dalila Henache

Amnesty International asks Algeria, in its statement, on Tuesday, to release of the leader of the so-called Ahmadiyya in Algeria, Mohammed Wali, who is accused of collecting money without authorization, insulting the Holy Prophet and forming an association without a license, while justice is expected to release his sentence here on Wednesday, after the prosecutor of Ain Tadles court in Mostaghanem (western Algeria) sentenced him to a year in prison.

Amnesty International called on the Algerian authorities to release the leader of the Ahmadiyya Mohammad Wali, claiming that the latter was a prisoner of opinion who practiced his religion peacefully, and for that reason he must be released and order to let him continue his treatment because he suffers diabetes, and called for the abolition of all judicial follow-up against the followers of Ahmadiyya in Algeria, as they peacefully practice their religion and belief, which is the same approach of the non-governmental organization "Human Right Watch", which claimed in its latest report that was issued in September that Algeria is practicing repression on Ahmadiyya followers after the trial of their leader Mohammad Wali.

Amnesty Algeria returned to the background of the case of Mohammed Wali, who was arrested on August,28, at his home in Ain al-Zahra, in the province of Naama, because of their follow-up on charges of collecting money without a license, in accordance with article 11-2 of the Order No. 06-03, which sets out the rules and conditions for the practice of non-muslim sects, and distorting the reputation of Islam and the abuse of the Prophet, according to Article 144 bis 2 of the Algerian Penal Code, during his trial on September,6, as the representative of the general right sought to apply a year in effective imprisonment, with a fine of 20,000 dinars.

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