Sorcerer to be deported from UAE

A court in Khorfakkan ordered the deportation of an Egyptian man after serving three months in jail for practising sorcery, report said on Thursday.

A police detective, posing as a patient, went to the sorcerer at his house in Kalba and asked for help to cure him in return for Dh1,200 after reports about his deception of many people, the semi-official Al Ittihad newspaper reported on Thursday.

“Once he paid him and the Egyptian started the examination, the detective arrested him,” the paper said.

A court had earlier sentenced the defendant to six months in jail and deportation but an appeal court Wednesday reduced the prison term.

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