Like expected, the court case of Hocine Hocini and Salem Fellak took place on the 21 September at the Tribunal of Ain El Hammam in Kabylia. The judge demanded three years of prison without bail, the decision will be delivered on October 5.
This court case had been delayed because of protests and in particular the friends of Hocine and Salem showed that they were with their friends. On 13 August the two Christian construction workers were arrested because they did not observe the Ramadan fast. They were then charged with insult and offense to one of the precepts and dogmas of Islam. According to their own declaration, the two men were not ill-treated but were criticised strongly for affirming that they were Christian. The assistant judge of Ain El Hammam stated ''here, we are in a Muslim country, if you are Christian, you should change country!''
Ten or so young people from Ighzer Amokrane, in Kabylia, are also to be judged in November for not keeping the fast.
Also, the court case of four Algerians accused of ''illegal creation of a place of worship'' should happen on 10 October at the Tribunal of Larbaâ Nath Iraten near Tizi Ouzou in Kabylia. These four men, aged from 35 to 45, are accused of opening a place of worship without prior autorisation from the authorities. This accusation is denied by the pastor Mustapha Krim, president of the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA) : it is true, he explains, that the 2006 law requires an approval of plans for places of worship and of the leaders of the communities, but thanks to a national agreement, the communities of the EPA already have this approval.