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Monday, April 25, 2005

Saudi Arabia Arrests 40 Over "Illegal" Prayers

"Freedom of religion is not recognized or protected under the country's laws" according to a U.S. State Department annual report.

40 Pakistani Christians were arrested in Saudi Arabia when officials raided a house where Christians were praying. Practicing any religion other than Islam is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

Christians detained for illegal praying

Christian Persecution Linked with Worldwide Trends, Says Agency (World Evangelical Alliance)

State Department - Office of International Religious Freedom

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