Two housemaids were sentenced to jail for 10 years after both were accused and found guilty of practicing witchcraft in their employers' In Saudi Arabia. The Saudi sentenced the housemaids to receive 1000 lashes each and 10 years in jail.
The two maids were reported to the much-feared religious police by their respective Saudi employers, with accusations that family members had been harmed as a result of sorceress practices at their hands.
A search of the two maids' bedrooms undertaken by members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice turned up talismans and other symbols of magic.
The names of the two maids and details of the harm they caused were withheld.
While the court sentenced them to 10 years jail and 1000 lashes each, Saudi Arabia's Islamic law has sentenced convicted witches to beheading in the past.
Saudi Arabia is home to more than two million domestic workers, with the majority of them originating from Africa, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.