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Petitioning 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."

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