Open Doors fears that a "systematic campaign" against Christians is underway in Algeria following the closure of a church and harassment towards believers.
It has described how members of the congregation at the Church of the Prince of Peace in Ighzer Amokrane put up a struggle when the authorities came to seal the building.
They occupied the church and refused to leave but the authorities came back again and this time were successful, with the church now having been closed since 2 September.
The l'Ã‰glise Protestante d'AlgÃ©rie (EPA), the legally recognised umbrella group of Protestant churches in Algeria, has condemned the move, calling it illegal. It added that the closure occurred despite not being ordered by any court. ...