Algeria: Sentenced to 5 years in prison for Facebook posts: Slimane Bouhafs

Index Number: MDE 28/4687/2016

Algerian activist Slimane Bouhafs started to serve a five-year prison term after a court in Sétif, eastern Algeria, charged him with insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad for posts he made on Facebook. A date for his appeal hearing has yet to be set.

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