Riyadh, Jumada I 6, 1435, Mar 7, 2014, SPA -- The Ministry of Interior issued today the following statement:
"In reference to Royal Order A/44 dated on 3/Rabi’ Thani, 1435H, item (Fourth) which authorizes the formation of a committee with members from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowment, Call, and Guidance, Ministry of Justice, Court of Grievances, and Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution, the task of which is to file a list (to be updated periodically) of the factions and groups identified in item 2 of the First Article of the Royal Order and process the list for final endorsement.
The Ministry hereby seeks to make known that the said committee has met and discussed the issue, and has sent the list of recommendations to the Royal Court. The following rulings criminalize citizens and residents:
1- The promotion of atheistic ideologies in any form as well as any attempt to cast doubt on the fundamentals of Islam, the religion on which this country stands.
2- Whoever betrays one’s oath of allegiance to the leaders of this country or swears allegiance to a party, organization, group, faction, or individual whether inside or outside the country.
3- Taking part in, calling for, or promoting the fighting in conflicts in other countries, or issuing fatwa supporting the matter.
4- Whoever is a member of or endorses those parties, organizations, groups, factions, or gatherings; or is sympathetic towards or promoting their ideologies or holds meetings under their umbrella whether inside or outside the Kingdom. This includes taking part in all audio-visual and written media, internet, social communication networks and promotion of their contents in anyway; included also are their emblems, mottos and any signs that show support.
5- Financial or material donations to or funding of the extremist and terroristic organizations, factions, and groups, or sheltering their members or their promoters inside or outside the Kingdom.
20:36 LOCAL TIME 17:36 GMT