Decriminalise Apostasy
  • Petitioned Islamic Governments

This petition was delivered to:

Iran, Egypt,Pakistan,UAE,Afghanistan,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Algeria,Qatar,..
Islamic Governments

Decriminalise Apostasy

    1. Silenced People
    2. Petition by

      Silenced People

      Islamic Prison, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Being an Ex-Muslim should not be illegal

The following countries have outlawed Apostasy 

Apostasy means leaving religion, for example becoming an ex-Muslim. 

Iran – DEATH penalty
Egypt –  DEATH  penalty
Pakistan –  DEATH penalty since 2007
United Arab Emirates –  DEATH penalty
Somalia –  DEATH penalty
Afghanistan –  DEATH penalty
Saudi Arabia –  DEATH penalty
Sudan –  DEATH penalty
Qatar –  DEATH  penalty 
Yemen –  DEATH  penalty 
Mauritania –  DEATH  penalty 
Syria –  DEATH  penalty  
Jordan – Fine, jail, child custody loss, marriage annulment. Although officials claim otherwise, convictions are recorded for apostasy.
Malaysia – ILLEGAL in five of 13 states (fine, imprisonment, and flogging)
Morocco –  ILLEGAL to proselytise conversion (15 years jail, flogging)
Algeria –  ILLEGAL to proselytise conversion from Islam, store or circulate materials destabilizing attachment to Islam (2-5 years jail, about 5000-10,000 euros fine)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Laws prohibiting religious conversion run contrary to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief."

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      The engine of my entire

      Action is justice.

      Anything else would be for me

      a missed life.

      (Alice Schwarzer)

      There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.

      -- Irene Khan

    • Kalyan Chakravarthy CHENNAI, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      To assure those who fear to express their intent to be free from religions.

    • Laura Walker SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Freedom of thought and freedom of speech are two of the most important human rights. No religion should have the power to take that away.

    • Michiel Hegener WASSENAAR, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      Religious beliefs are 100% personal, no one should coerce others to believe anything. The prohibition of apostasy is a violation of basic human rights.

    • Alexandra Cook NEWTOWN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This is one of the most horrible & inhumane laws on the planet now.


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