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Saudi Arabia: Beheading for 'sorcery' shocking

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Beheading for 'sorcery' shocking 12 December 2011 The beheading of a woman convicted of “witchcraft and sorcery” is deeply shocking and highlights the urgent need for a halt in executions in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said today.The Interior Ministry said that the woman, Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser, a Saudi Arabian national, was executed on Monday in the northern province of al-Jawf. It gave no further details of the charges against her.“The charges of ‘witchcraft and sorcery’ are not defined as crimes in Saudi Arabia and…

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