The believers in Algeria are being falsely accused and arrested by the Algerian government.
In an egregious violation of human rights, on the 6th of June, the Algerian government unjustly arrested 3 of the believers in the Ahmadi of Peace and Light. Their crime is simply having faith in this Call, a Call that promotes the spreading of peace and light and humanity across the globe.
This is a travesty of human rights. What is the crime of these believers in the Call? They have no crime that justifies being arrested or oppressed in this way at all. The only reason for them being taken away from their families and loved ones, and treated inhumanely, is the fact that they have faith in this religion.
The Believers in Algeria being persecuted is a crime against humanity
The Believers in the Call of Imam Ahmad Al Hassan (From Him is Peace) were arrested, despite being innocent.
During the interrogations members of the community were told that because of their beliefs they are considered to be non-believers and apostates in Islam and hence all civil rights are dropped from them such as the right to employment, education, housing…etc
All this because of holding their religious beliefs. The Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light is an officially recognized religion with thousands of followers worldwide and a 501c3 nonprofit religious organization officially registered in the United States, European Union and United Kingdom.
This is a human rights violation and against the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 18 which states that:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”
Not only do these unjust arrests violate the UN declaration, which Algeria claims to uphold, they also defy the Algerian law.
Article 51 of the Algerian Constitution states:
“Freedom of conscience and freedom of opinion shall be inviolable.
Freedom of worship shall be guaranteed and exercised without discrimination in compliance with the law.”
Some of the oppression faced by the Believers in Algeria from the Algerian government:
The women were humiliated and made fun of for not wearing a headscarf. All of them were treated like criminals when they had done nothing wrong.
A military vehicle was parked in front of their home at all times.
The rest of the Believers were put under house arrest.