Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police In the conservative Wahhabi Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the government has imposed limits on the powers of the controversial religious police force. Two people died recently after being detained for alleged violations of Islamic law.
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Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

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Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

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Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has ordered the controversial religious police in the conservative Wahhabi kingdom to stop detaining or interrogating citizens suspected of violating Islamic law. The decree comes as members of the force face charges stemming from the deaths of two men while in custody. Human rights advocates hope the changes mean the government is serious about reining in the religious police.