Question: What is illegal in Saudi Arabia?

Criminal law punishments in Saudi Arabia include public beheading, stoning, amputation and lashing. Serious criminal offences include not only internationally recognized crimes such as murder, rape, theft and robbery, but also apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery.

What is illegal to watch on the Internet in Saudi Arabia?

Though broadcast of and internet access to pornography is restricted or banned in many countries in the region, widespread access to pornography is available via satellite dishes. In Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and almost all other countries in the Middle East, pornography is illegal.

What drugs are illegal in Saudi Arabia?

The use and possession of cannabis is strictly illegal in the country of Saudi Arabia. Use and possession for personal use of any kind of recreational drugs is most of the time punishable by imprisonment if caught. For foreign citizens, there would generally be more leniency.

What pets are illegal in Saudi Arabia?

Exotic and non-domestic animals are not permitted entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unless used for official government purposes. Dangerous and aggressive dogs such as Rottweilers and Pit Bulls are not permitted entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under any circumstances.

Are there dogs in Saudi?

In Islam, dogs are considered unclean animals -- unlike cats -- and are generally banned from public places in Saudi Arabia.

What dogs are banned in Saudi Arabia?

The following breeds are banned from entry: Japanese Spitz, Japanese Akita / Akita Imu / Akita, Affenpinscher, Griffon Bruxellois / Brussels Griffon / Brabaneon / Belgian Griffon, Hovawart, Boxer, Bull Dog / English Bull Dog, Rottweiler, All Terriers including Pit Bull and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Dandie Dinmont

Is it illegal to have a dog in Saudi Arabia?

In Islam, dogs are considered unclean animals -- unlike cats -- and are generally banned from public places in Saudi Arabia.

Why are there no dogs in Saudi Arabia?

The commissions general manager, Othman al-Othman, said the ban was ordered because of what he called the rising of phenomenon of men using cats and dogs to make passes at women and pester families as well as violating proper behavior in public squares and malls.

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