Where it costs to be a Christian

Christians make up 12.8 per cent of the total population. 1.2 million believers.

Islam dominates private and public life. The country is ruled by a dynasty that does not allow any dissent. Freedom of expression, freedom of press and freedom of association are restricted.

Christian foreign workers are free to worship in private, but preaching, praying and evangelising in public are banned. Believers from a Muslim background endure the most persecution as they face pressure from family members and the local community to recant their Christian faith. This makes it almost impossible for converts to reveal their new faith.