12 Dec '11, 10am
#Saudi woman beheaded after being convicted of practising sorcery #law
RIYADH (AFP) - A Saudi woman was beheaded on Monday after being convicted of practising sorcery, which is banned in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was executed in the northern province of Jawf for 'practising witchcraft and sorcery', the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency. It is not clear how many women have been executed in the desert-kingdom, but another woman was beheaded in October for killing her husband by setting his house on fire. The beheading took to 73 the number of executions in Saudi Arabia this year.