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Friday, April 20, 2012

Witch Might Be Beheaded in Saudi Arabia

A Sri Lankan woman could be beheaded for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia. Reuters reports that the woman was arrested for allegedly casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl.

In a report filed by The Daily Okaz and cited by Reuters, the girl's father claimed she "suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman."

 Witchcraft is a crime punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters. The story comes just one month after the Times of India reported that villagers in Lohardaga, India lynched an elderly woman and man, allegedly for practicing witchcraft.

Last year the Times also reported on a string of elderly women killed in Guwahati, India for performing dark magic. But the killings reported in the Times were not conducted by the government, whereas the woman in Saudi Arabia faces a state-sanctioned death penalty. See Chick's THE NERVOUS WITCH.

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