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Christians tried for breaking Ramadan fast
Posted Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:20am AEST
Two Algerian Christians have been tried for breaking Ramadan fasting rules, with hundreds of people protesting outside the courtroom against judicial authorities.
Hocine Hocini, 44, and Salem Fellak, 34, were arrested on August 13 on the building site where they worked in the northern region of Kabylie after they were spotted eating lunch.
The pair admit to eating but insist it happened in a discreet place. Muslims are not allowed to eat during daylight hours during the Ramadan holy month. In Algeria breaking the fast can be punished with three months in jail.
“I am optimistic,” Hocini, a Protestant with a one-month-old daughter, said as he left the courtroom in Ain el Hammam after the hearing.
“I have no regrets, I’m Christian and assume my responsibilities. We are innocent, and we haven’t done any harm to anyone.
“We are Christians and we have not eaten in a public place.”