Worship services in Bejaia had continued to be organized. They will continue to be, all the more, now that the administrative notification has been canceled.
In a statement released June 3, Amnesty International had expressed concern about the situation that the Algerian government was placing Christians in, contrary to the promises of change and reforms made by President Bouteflika. The organization highlighted the penalty of five years imprisonment imposed on a citizen of Oran - Siaghi Abdelkarim, 29 - for "insulting the Prophet Mohammed", after an unfair trial which leaves one to imagine that his conversion Christianity is the real cause of his prosecution and conviction. Amnesty International also denounced the decision of the prefect of Bejaia ordering the closure of all churches of the wilaya. The organization points out that the Algerian Constitution regards ''freedom of conscience and freedom of opinion'' as inviolable, in addition there are other Algerian laws that protect the right to freedom of religion.