Woman jailed in Saudi for witchcraft

A Saudi court sentenced an African woman to one year in prison and ordered her lashed 500 times after she was found guilty of practicing witchcraft.

Members of the Gulf Kingdom’s religious police — the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — swooped on the woman’s house and caught her red handed as she tried to cast her spell on a female police undercover.

The woman was convicted of practicing sorcery on her female victims by claiming she can make end marital rifts and make husbands love their wives.

“The court sentenced the woman to one year in prison and ordered her lashed 50 times for 10 separate sessions…it also ordered her deportation from the Kingdom,” the Arabic language daily Al Madina said in a report from the western Red Sea port of Jeddah.

 

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