Converted Pastor Youssef Ourahmane Sentenced to Prison in Algeria Amid Religious Gathering Dispute

Youssef Ourahmane, a converted Christian pastor, has been sentenced to one year in prison by the Tizi Ouzou Court of Appeals in Algeria. His conviction stems from organizing an unauthorized religious gathering, for which he was initially sentenced to two years in absentia in September 2023. Despite his unawareness of the trial until mid-September 2023, his sentence was reduced to one year during his first appeal hearing in November 2023. However, his conviction was upheld. The result of his second appeal, conducted in late March 2024, is still pending.

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Persecution in Algeria: A Converted Pastor Youssef Ourahmane Jailed For One Year | ECSPE

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