Of the countries researched, it appears that Iran is the only one that has executed a person convicted of apostasy to date.
For instance, in Afghanistan, Brunei, Sudan, and Yemen, a conviction for apostasy can be vacated if the defendant denounces his new faith and rejoins Islam.
In Mauritania, a person brought on charges of apostasy is given an opportunity to repent both before and after his conviction.
Afghanistan and Qatar have incorporated the crime of apostasy into their criminal laws by reference to what are known as the offenses.
The debate regarding the criminalization of apostasy appears to be ongoing in some of the surveyed countries.
The country surveys also indicate that apostasy laws are frequently used to charge persons for acts other than conversion.
For example, in Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Yemen, individuals were charged with apostasy for their writings or comments made on social media.
An official source at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology stated that the unauthorized use of international calls is an illegal practice because it has a negative effect on the quality of telecommunication services and the international reputation of Tele Yemen who are authorized to provide such a service.
Online censorship in Yemen Yemen was rated by the Arab Advisors Group's 2008 annual report, as one of the lowest adopters of telecommunication services in the Arab world.
I hope they unblock Skype soon in Yemen," said Khalil.