How can anyone be
burned at the stake beheaded for “casting a spell” in the 21st Century? But that is what has just happened in Saudi Arabia, as a “sorcerer” was executed. From the story:
According to the officer’s account Abdul Hamid agreed to carry out the curse in exchange for 6,000 Saudi Arabian riyals (approximately £1,000). He was beaten after his arrest and thought to have been forced to admit to acts of sorcery. In a secret trial, where he was not allowed legal representation, he was sentenced to death by the General Court in Medina in March 2007.
Well, at least he got a fair chance of defending himself. Did these killers think that if he could really cast spells, they would not have been turned into turnips? There should be a human rights outcry.