Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saudi Arabia beheads Sudanese man for "sorcery", 42 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year under Islamic Sharia law.
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.
Abdul Hamid bin Hussein bin Moustafa al-Fakki was arrested in 2005 and sentenced to death two years later in the western city of Medina after being found guilty of producing a spell designed to lead to the reconciliation of his client's divorced parents.
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 beheaded in May 2011 alone. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
ON THE OTHER HAND, A Sudanese man accused of fraud extradited. The accused and his brother borrowed $34 billion Sudanese Pounds from a bank through real estate financing and loans to buy properties. The Saudi dailies said on Monday that the accused and his brother, a well-known Sudanese figure, borrowed the amount from the bank through real estate financing and loans to buy properties. The first accused had been arrested, while the other fled to Saudi Arabia, where he was arrested at the entry and turned over to the Sudanese authorities.
SOOOOOO, A Sudanese man places a spell on someone in Saudi Arabia and gets his head cut off. A Sudanese man steals $34 billion Sudanese Pounds from a bank through phony real estate financing and loans to buy properties and gets deported, fair enough.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl www.wbipi.com