And we’re still waiting for Saudi Arabia to enter the 17th century.
A leading international human rights organisation is calling on Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to halt the planned execution of a woman accused of “witchcraft”.
The woman is due to be put to death on foot of a coerced confession and the statements of witnesses who said she had “bewitched” them.
One man claimed she had made him impotent. In another case, a divorced woman reportedly returned to her ex-husband during the month predicted by the witch said to have cast the spell. The court failed to probe alternative explanations for these incidents.
Human Rights Watch has described the charges against her as “absurd” and says they have no basis in law.
And here’s the video of the trial: