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Christian man condemned to five years in prison after sharing a caricature of Muhammad on Facebook

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Hamid, a Christian man in Algeria, was found guilty by the court for sharing a caricature of Muhammad on his Facebook page three years ago. The sentence was confirmed on appeal.


According to his lawyer, Hamid was judged more strictly because of his Christian faith. The father of four was also called to pay a fine of 100.000 dinars (740 dollars) to the Court of Justice of Oran. The lawyer said: “I think the fact that my client is a Christian did not ease his situation.

The verdict is even more unfair because Hamid was not even the author of the caricature. He only shared the post of another person who does not live in Algeria; thus, the authorities cannot hold him accountable.



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