Tuesday, December 11, 2012

7 Countries which execute Atheists

Washington Post has an article - 7 countries where being an Atheist can get you executed by the State.

The 7 Countries are:
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Sudan
  • Mauritania
  • The Maldives
If Palestine is an Observer state, I would suggest it should also be listed.

Note also countries where you can be imprisoned:
  • Egypt
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
This doesn't list countries which execute you for changing religion.  For example, it is punishable by death in many Islamic countries if a Muslim person decides to convert to another religion, such as Christianity.

The United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt accepted the report, according to Reuters, noting that there is little global awareness that atheism is protected by international human rights law.
Correct.  No mention at the UNHCR, as they are too busy defending the nations listed to attack Israel.

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