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1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Defense
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns

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Index / Religions / Freedom
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Religious freedom

Islam is the state religion of Mauritania, and the political system does not allow or respect any other faith.
Any person expressing another faith is liable to be charged with apostasy, and subject to death penalty unless he or she changes views and embrace Islam.
Conversion from Islam is technically not illegal in Mauritania, but actual practice makes both missionary activity as well as conversions very difficult.

By Tore Kjeilen