22 Jun 2012

Convicted scorcerer executed

8:23 am on 22 June 2012

The Saudi state newsagency says a man has been executed on charges of sorcery.

SPA says that Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri was found in possession of books and talismans and admitted adultery with two women.

The execution took place in the southern Najran province after the sentence was upheld by the country's highest courts. No further details were given.

Human rights groups have repeatedly condemned executions for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia.