Leader: President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi
Population: 25.5 million (a few thousand Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/tribal antagonism
The Constitution declares that Islam is the state religion and Sharia Law is the source of all legislation. There is some religious freedom for foreigners, but proselytization is prohibited. Muslims are forbidden to convert to another religion. Yemenis who leave Islam may face the death penalty. Christian converts from Islam face persecution to such a degree that they need to live in secret. Missionary activities by expatriates have led to detentions and deportation.