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|1953 Late in the year
||‘Abdu’l-Karím Amín Khawja became a Bahá’í in Algeria, the first person to accept the Faith in that country.
||First Bahais by country or area
||The first local spiritual assembly in Algeria was formed in Algiers.
|1957 (In the year)
||The Berbers in Algeria were first contacted by the Bahá’ís and a number of Berber families enrolled.
||First believers by background; Berbers
|1968 4 Nov
||Following the participation of Algerian Bahá’ís in the first Oceanic Conference in Palermo, Sicily, and subsequent international news coverage, foreign Bahá’ís in Algeria were summoned by the police and interrogated. [BW15:172]
||Persecution, Algeria; Persecution, Other; Persecution
|1968 7 Nov
||Sixteen Persian Bahá’ís in Algeria were expelled from the country and their properties confiscated; native Algerian Bahá’ís were put under restrictions and five were exiled to the Sahara and the eastern mountain regions. [BW15:172]
Following appeals, the confiscated properties were returned and the order of banishment for the local believers was gradually relaxed. [BW15:172]
||Persecution, Algeria; Persecution, Other; Persecution, Court cases; Persecution; Court cases; Human rights
||The Bahá’í Faith was banned in Algeria by official decree, all Bahá’í institutions were disbanded and the National Spiritual Assembly dissolved. [BW15:189; BW19:41]
||Persecution, Algeria; Persecution, Other; Persecution; NSA; Persecution, Bans
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