Saudi Arabia Beheads Sudanese Man Accused of 'Witchcraft'
Gruesome images have emerged of the public beheading in a car park of a Sudanese man in Saudi Arabia accused of 'sorcery' and 'witchcraft'. Abdul Hamid Bin Hussain Bin Moustafa al-Fakki became the 44th person to be killed in Saudi Arabia this year when he was publically beheaded in a car park in the city of Medina.
The country's interior ministry confirmed on Monday the killing of Mr al-Fakki aftere chilling and grainy footage emerged showing him being decapitated by sword - the Saudi's preferred method of execution.
Little is known about the case of the Sudanese national, who was a migrant worker in the Gulf Kingdom, but it is understood he was arrested in 2005 on charges of "sorcery" after being entrapped by a member of the country's religious police. He was tried in secret without legal representation and sentenced to death in 2007.
Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, campaigned unsuccessfully for Mr al-Fakki's release and have condemned the charges of sorcery against him, a crime which they say is not clearly defined in Saudi law. (...)