U.S. Says Saudis Repress Religion

(Washington Post) The U.S. for the first time named Saudi Arabia as a country that severely violates religious freedom, potentially subjecting the kingdom to sanctions. In its annual report on international religious freedom, the State Department said: "Freedom of religion is not recognized or protected under the country's laws and basic religious freedoms are denied to all but those who adhere to the state-sanctioned version of Sunni Islam....Non-Muslim worshippers risk arrest, imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and sometimes torture."

2004-09-20 00:00:00

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