"The [Saudi] government did not recognize the freedom to practice publicly any non-Muslim religions," the report explained. "The government continued to target Shia clerics and activists for arrest and prosecution."
Saudi Arabia, the report noted, sentenced to death at least one prominent Shia cleric and arrested several activists after they publicly criticized discrimination practices.
Saudi Arabia has also restricted non-Muslim religious groups’ activities, both publicly and privately, according to the report.
"The government permitted many foreign residents to privately worship within their homes or in other small gatherings," the report pointed out.
Other private, non-Muslim religious meetings were raided and participants arrested, detained or deported, it said.