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Saudi Arabia executes man convicted of "sorcery"

20 September 2011 Government urged to establish an immediate moratorium on executions in the kingdom after a Sudanese national was put to death this week. Saudi Arabia's government should establish an immediate moratorium on executions in the kingdom, Amnesty International said today after a Sudanese man convicted of "sorcery" was put to death.Abdul Hamid bin Hussain bin Moustafa al-Fakki was beheaded in Madina on Monday. Saudi Arabia has now executed 44 people this year. Eleven were foreign nationals."Abdul Hamid's execution is appalling as is Saudi Arabia's continuing use of this most cruel…

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