Saudi Arabia's new terrorism law has labeled atheists as terrorists, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Article one of the new provisions have defined "Atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based” as a terrorist act punishable by law.

The new regulations were part of a crackdown on independent activists and peaceful dissidents, according to the report.

Other groups listed as terrorist organizations by the Saudi government included the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaida, ISIS and "Hezbollah inside the kingdom."


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