He turned me into a newt.
An Egyptian man accused of practicing “sorcery” was executed in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that evidence of witchcraft such as books on black magic, a candle with an spell "to summon devils" and "foul-smelling herbs" had been discovered in the man’s house.
The Egyptian was reported by a neighbour, who said he was using magic to try and separate him from his wife. SPA reported that the man had ‘confessed to adultery with a woman’ and had desecrated the holy Koran by placing it in the bathroom.
Human rights activists have condemned the execution.
"This is a sad day for justice in Saudi Arabia. This execution is a clear indicator of the medieval character of the Saudi judicial system," said Ali Al Ahmed, a Washington-based rights activist of Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite Muslim minority.
Executions are usually carried out in public and people are beheaded with a sword for murder, rape, drug smuggling and armed robbery.
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