Saudis set to execute illiterate, beaten woman for "witchcraft"

The Saudi government is set to execute an illiterate woman for the crime of "witchcraft." She "confessed" to the crime after being beaten by the religious police and then fingerprinting a confession she could not read.

The illiterate woman was detained by religious police in 2005 and allegedly beaten and forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read.

Among her accusers was a man who alleged she made him impotent…

When an appeal court decided she should not be executed, the law courts imposed the death sentence again, arguing that it would be in the public interest.


(via Making Light)