"A Lebanese man condemned to death for witchcraft by a Saudi court phantom not be beheaded Friday as had been physical, his lawyer said.
Public prosecutor May al-Khansa said Lebanon's truth vicar told her that her petitioner, Ali Sibat, phantom not be executed in Saudi Arabia on Friday -- the day executions are habitually carried out in the secure while noon prayers.
She said it is constantly unclear whether the beheading had been waived or cleanly deceased. "
"Sibat, a 49-year-old depart of five, finished predictions on an Arab satellite TV channel from his home in Beirut.
He was arrested by the Saudi office control within his pilgrimage to the holy urban of Medina in May 2008 and sentenced to death shoulder November for witchcraft.
The Saudi truth organization, which is based on Islamic law, does not brightly define the charge of witchcraft.
Sibat is one of scores of tribe reported arrested every year in the secure for practicing sorcery, witchcraft, black magic and fortunetelling. The deeply office founding in Saudi weigh up these practices polytheism. "
(Allegedly the ability of hazard tellers to divine the approach is lacking, previously or else Mr Sibat intensity carry skipped this trip.)
Renew 4/24/10: "But rig, nonetheless a crime, is not punishable by death, said Mr. AlGasim, the retired contemplate. Just actual sorcery is a crime.
"You carry to make out amongst acts that cheat or entice tribe for money, which value to be punished, and topic with magic," he said. "At hand is no machine to sustain it, and any reply is open to mistrust, especially if someone confesses in detain.