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Saudi Arabia beheads Sudanese 'sorcerer'
Saudi Arabia beheads a Sudanese national found guilty of practicing sorcery, bringing the total number of beheadings this year to 42
AFP , Monday 19 Sep 2011
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A Saudi Arabian ministry statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, stated that Abdul Hamid al-Fakki "practiced witchcraft and sorcery," which are illegal under Saudi Arabia's Islamic sharia law. Al-Fakki was beheaded in the western city of Medina on Monday, the interior ministry announced.

In October last year, Amnesty International said it had appealed to King Abdullah in a letter to commute Fakki's death sentence.

His execution brings to 42 the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year, according to an AFP tally based on official and human rights group reports.

In June, London-based watchdog Amnesty International called on Saudi Arabia to stop applying the death penalty, saying there had been a significant rise in the number of executions in the previous six weeks.

It said 15 people were executed in May alone.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.





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Toing
19-10-2011 10:14am
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beheading
"Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law." and we hope that to be added one more point to applied in Indonesia to be beheaded, that is corruptors. If only these are all practiced in Indonesia, the Indonesians will be directly prespirous and mass of rich over the rest countries world-wide.
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Sand Man
21-09-2011 01:04am
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Perfect
"Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law." I WISH ALL THE ABOVE ARE PUT TO DEATH IN AMERICA AND EUROPE AS WELL.
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Sand Man
21-09-2011 01:03am
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"Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law." I WISH ALL THE ABOVE ARE PUT TO DEATH IN AMERICA AND EUROPE AS WELL.
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JoelB
20-09-2011 07:18pm
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Medieval Shariah
Freedom of thought is a basic human right. The idea that a person should be executed simply because he has different beliefs is medieval and barbarian in nature.
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Kim
20-09-2011 05:02pm
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terrible
Monty, Saudi Arabia is not living in the modern world...
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Scott
20-09-2011 12:12pm
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Hilarious
Sounds reasonable. Although, if he was really a sorcerer, couldn't he reduce the blade to ash? Desert neanderthals.
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paul Arbour
20-09-2011 12:33am
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monty python
I wonder if this sorcerer weighs the same as a duck... How can we sit by and let this sort of thing happen in our modern world?
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