Algeria: Protestant Churches Forcibly Closed

Over a dozen of churches in Algeria remain forcibly closed by Algeria authorities, in violation of the right to freedom of religion or belief. The World Evangelical Alliance, together with the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, the Protestant Church of Algeria and the Middle East Concern, raised this issue in a written statement submitted on 19 August 2020 to the Human Rights Council’s 45th session (14 September – 6 October 2020) under Agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.