Saudi Witch: Fawza Falih Muhammad Ali

Judith Weingarten at her blog:

Saudi_witchWhy is Human Rights Watch petitioning King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to halt the execution by beheading of a witch who in 2006 was convicted of “witchcraft, recourse to jinn [supernatural beings], and slaughter of animals”? Fawza Falih Muhammad Ali is currently languishing in Quraiyat Prison having exhausted her appeals against the sentence. The illiterate defendant was arrested back in 2005, and allegedly beaten and obliged to fingerprint a confession that she couldn’t read.

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