US Report Criticizes Saudi Curbs on Religious Freedom

(USA Today) - The State Department's fifth annual International Religious Freedom Report released Thursday said Saudi Arabia continues to impose strict limitations on religious freedoms. In Saudi Arabia, the report said, "Freedom of religion does not exist." The government continued to enforce "a strictly conservative version of Sunni Islam and suppress the public practice of other interpretations of Islam and non-Muslim religions." Non-Muslim worshippers risked "arrest, imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and sometimes physical abuse."

2003-12-23 00:00:00

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