Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Anti-Witchcraft Unit’ breaks another spell

David Miller, The Jerusalem Post, 20 July 2011

When the severed head of a wolf wrapped in women’s lingerie turned up near the city of Tabouk in northern Saudi Arabia this week, authorities knew they had another case of witchcraft on their hands, a capital offence in the ultra-conservative¬†desert¬†kingdom. Continue reading


Saudi Arabia plans to behead woman accused of being a witch

Daily Telegraph, 14 February 2008

Saudi Arabia’s religious police plan to behead a woman accused of being a witch, a human rights group said yesterday. Continue reading

Sorcery Charges On The Rise In Saudi Arabia

NPR, December 21, 2009, Kelly McEvers

A Lebanese man who hosted a popular TV show where he gave callers advice and sometimes predicted the future was sentenced to death by a court in Saudi Arabia last month. His charge? Sorcery. Continue reading

Lebanese TV host Ali Hussain Sibat faces execution in Saudi Arabia for sorcery

Times (London) 2 April 2010, James Haider

A Lebanese television host who was arrested during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and sentenced to death as a sorcerer for making predictions on his TV show could be executed any day, his lawyer and rights groups said yesterday. Continue reading

Saudi launches programme to combat witchcraft

Maktoob News, 9 May 2009.

Saudi Arabia’s morality police are launching a programme to combat witchcraft and sorcery, the official SPA news agency reported on Saturday. Continue reading