Woman In Saudi Arabia Sentenced To Jail Time, 500 Lashings And Deportation For Witchcraft
After she was found practicing witchcraft on females, an African woman in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to jail, 500 lashings and deportation from the country.
The woman claimed she could make husbands fall back in love with their wives and end martial problems. As a result of this claim, she must serve one year in prison.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Gulf Kingdom's religious police, caught the woman casting a spell on another female, who happened to be an undercover police officer.
Witchcraft charges are not that unheard of in Saudi Arabia.
With a combination of “bad luck, legal revenge and cultural misunderstanding," female foreigners who work from their homes are often the subject of such charges and can get thrown in jail.
What's worse is that Saudi Arabia does not have a written legal code, so women who are charged with these crimes are not guaranteed a lawyer or translator.
Often, their fate is in the hands of the judge's inclination.