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Saudi Arabia

(45th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report provides information on the state freedom of religion or belief in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In particular, it surveys its blasphemy and apostasy laws, highlights positive developments concerning Christians and other religious minorities, and outlines the State’s human rights obligations in this area. It concludes with actionable recommendations to enhance the human rights situation in the country.

Should religious freedom be protected in times of crisis?

“I support freedom of religious belief as a basic human right that deserves the highest level of protection.

I stand up against worship bans which are illiberal and non-democratic. Blanket bans on public worship are incompatible with the international human right to the communal exercise of religious freedom. Fundamental freedoms apply to all, and they must be protected rather than weakened in times of crisis.”