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Nepalese Woman Beheads Nephew in Witchcraft Ritual

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nepal have arrested a woman over allegations she brutally murdered her three-year-old nephew as part of a witchcraft ritual. Mahadevi Yadav allegedly beheaded the child Saturday. Late Tuesday, police arrested Yadav after receiving suspicious reports about the child’s disappearance. All of Yadav’s family members had fled the house prior to the police raid. […]

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Amnesty International: Saudi Beheading for Sorcery ‘Appalling’

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has beheaded a woman convicted of “witchcraft and sorcery.” The U.S.-based rights group says Saudi national Amina bin Salem Nasser was executed Monday in the northern province of al-Jawf. Amnesty International called the beheading “deeply shocking” and it urged Saudi Arabia to halt all beheadings in the kingdom. The group’s […]

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Saudi Ambassador Apologizes in Beheading of Indonesian Maid

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia says the Saudi government has apologized for failing to provide proper notice before it executed an Indonesian maid who murdered her employer in the Middle East country. A government spokesman said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s ambassador offered the apology during a meeting in Jakarta on Monday with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. The minister […]