Saudi Arabia has executed a woman named Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser for sorcery. She was beheaded on Monday in the northern province of Jawf, according to official sources.
Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser, who is believed to have been in her 60s, was accused of taking money from people in exchange for ‘healing’ them. She is said to have been able to make hundreds of dollars per session.
Saudi Arabia does not have a strict criminal code. Instead, laws are based on Sharia and are interpreted by judges. So despite the fact that sorcery is not officially listed as a crime in the kingdom, Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser became at least the 73rd person to be executed in the country so far this year, an increase on the previous number.