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Riyadh- Saudi Interior Ministry warned against the collection of cash or in-kind donations for any purpose without obtaining a permit from the competent authorities such as the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.

Such acts will be deemed a violation of regulations in force, according to the Ministry’s Spokesperson Major General Mansour al-Turki.

The collection of donations is banned under the Kingdom’s anti-terrorism and terror financing laws.

If a foreigner is found guilty of collecting donations, he/she will face deportation; the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Moreover, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, first deputy prime minister and the minister of interior of Saudi Arabia has directed relevant authorities to take all necessary measures to prevent collection of illegal donations.

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