Saudi Woman Beheaded for 'Witchcraft'

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Saudi Arabian authorities beheaded a woman Monday who had been convicted of practicing "witchcraft and sorcery."
The chief of religious police said Amina bin Salem had tricked people into thinking she could treat illness for $800, according to the London-based Al-Hayat daily.

Amnesty International officials condemned Monday's execution, saying it was "appalling."

"The charges of 'witchcraft and sorcery' are not defined as crimes in Saudi Arabia," said Philip Luther, Amnesty's interim director of the Middle East and North Africa.

"To use them to subject someone to the cruel and extreme penalty of execution is truly appalling," he added.

Including Salem, Saudia Arabia has executed 76 people this year.

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