An Algerian court has sent four men to jail for eating lunch in a restaurant during the holy month of Ramadan. During this period, practising Muslims are meant to observe a fast between the hours of dawn and dusk. The three offenders were picked up in the town of Bejaia, some 260km east of Algiers and were found guilty of conspicuous contempt of religion. The restaurant manager was given six months in prison. The others were sentenced to three months each.