Petition Closed
Petitioning Iran, Egypt,Pakistan,UAE,Afghanistan,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Algeria,Qatar,.. Islamic Governments
This petition will be delivered to:
Iran, Egypt,Pakistan,UAE,Afghanistan,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Algeria,Qatar,..
Islamic Governments

Decriminalise Apostasy

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."


Letter to
Iran, Egypt,Pakistan,UAE,Afghanistan,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Algeria,Qatar,.. Islamic Governments
This is a petition to the following Islamic countries to decriminalise apostasy:

Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Qatar, Yemen, Mauritania, Syria, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco & Algeria

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Decriminalise Apostasy Petition

Apostasy (leaving religion) is a criminal offence in Islamic countries. Criminalising apostasy is against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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."

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Sincerely,