Mutawa'een


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Noun1.Mutawa'een - religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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The new guidelines codified the reach and behaviour of the mutawa'een, who never had a procedural manual.
Abdul Hamid is understood to have been arrested after he was entrapped by the Mutawa'een (religious police).
This order has its own police force, called Mutawa'een, make sure no one carries the cross or shows anything which is not Muslim.