» 02/20/2013, 00.00
SAUDI ARABIA - ETHIOPIA
Saudi Arabia: 53 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying in a private home
46 are women, and most likely face deportation. The authorities have accused them of converting Muslims to Christianity. There is no religious freedom in the country: the monarchy allows private worship of other faiths, but the religious police carry out indiscriminate arrests.
Islamic radicals attack Christians in Ethiopia and force them to convert
In the city of Besheno in the south of the country, the authorities prevent the construction of a place of prayer and a cemetery. Three evangelical leaders forced to leave the area. Another is in hospital after being attacked.
Ethiopia: Muslim radicals burn twelve Protestant churches. One dead, dozens injured
The riots erupted after the charge, probably false, of desecration of the Koran. The police fail to prevent the destruction of places of worship. The government obliged to send the army. Kwarej radical group responsible, which wants to create an Islamic state in the area, of Muslim majority.
05/11/2014 SAUDIA ARABIA
More than 90 "extremists" tweets posted per minute in Saudi Arabia
The figure emerges from a statistic published by the Ministry for Islamic Affairs. Over 500 accounts that promoted extremist organizations closed. A a religious television network also shut down.
09/06/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Jeddah: 35 Ethiopian Christians still in prison after praying in a private home
They were arrested in December 2011. Despite US pressures, Saudi authorities deny religion was the motive behind their detention. Since 2006, praying in private has been allowed in Saudi Arabia.
26/07/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Islamic scholars: if the veil is banned, Muslim women may uncover their face
Leading Saudi experts have criticized the French government decision, which denies freedom of religion, but agree that Muslim women are "allowed" or "it is better to" show their face when required by the law of the host country .
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