HRW urges Saudis to overturn the death sentence given to Ali Sibat


The New York-based group Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to overturn a death sentence given to Ali Sibat , a man convicted of practicing witchcraft. The organization said Sibat appeared to have been condemned because of psychic predictions he had made on Lebanese TV from his home in Beirut.

“The crime of ‘witchcraft’ is being used against all sorts of behaviour, with the cruel threat of state-sanctioned executions,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, the group’s Middle East director. Source: BBC



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