SAUDI ARABIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ABORTING 40 WOMEN
March 25, 2013: A Saudi court sentenced a man to death after he was convicted of aborting more than 40 pregnant women and practicing magic, which is strictly banned in the conservative Moslem Gulf Kingdom, newspapers reported.
The unidentified man, in his 40s, was also accused of practicing sorcery to separate couples with the aim of extorting them, they said.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Saudi Arabiaâs feared religious police, had arrested the man in the western town of Taif, the papers said, adding that the defendant had confessed to his crimes. (Sources: emirates247.com, 25/03/2013)