The UK’s Guardian newspaper runs a Reuters report about the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman in Jeddah. What can I say? Such charges are nonsense, but the Saudi courts continue to deal with them instead of suggesting psychological counseling for those who claim to have been the victim.
Here’s another area, along with child marriage, where Saudi law needs to catch up with the 21st (or 18th) Century.
Sri Lankan woman faces beheading on witchcraft charge
Saudi Arabian authorities may order execution of woman after man reported her for casting a spell on his daughter
REUTERS – A Sri Lankan woman could face the death penalty by beheading after she was arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a family shopping trip, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The daily Okaz reported that a Saudi man had complained his daughter had “suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman” in a shopping mall in the port city of Jeddah.
“He reported her to the security forces, asking for her arrest and the specialised units dealt with the situation swiftly and succeeded in arresting her,” Okaz reported.