The prosecutor has actually asked for that punishment.Two Algerian Christians have been tried for breaking Ramadan fasting rules, with hundreds of people protesting outside the courtroom against judicial authorities.
Hocine Hocini, 44, and Salem Fellak, 34, were arrested on August 13 on the building site where they worked in the northern region of Kabylie after they were spotted eating lunch.
The pair admit to eating but insist it happened in a discreet place.
Muslims are not allowed to eat during daylight hours during the Ramadan holy month.
In Algeria breaking the fast can be punished with three months in jail.