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Witchcraft case: Jail sentence cut to 3 months

Salah Al Deberky / 29 May 2013

A housemaid who was sentenced to five years in jail and deportation for using witchcraft against her Emirati employer’s family, has had her sentence reduced to three months.

The case unfolded in March last year, when Dibba Fujairah Police were informed by an Emirati couple that they had found some unusual amulets and other strange items inside their domestic helper’s bedroom. 

Accordingly, the police arrested the 24-year-old Indonesian housemaid, identified as M.S.L., who confessed to practicing black magic against her employer with the intent of continuing to work with the couple and getting good treatment from them.

The case was referred to the Public Prosecution, which sent her to the Dibba Fujairah Court of First Instance, where she was sentenced to five years imprisonment, and ordered to be deported after serving her jail term.

However, the accused contested her case at the Fujairah Court of Appeals, which reduced the sentence to three months in jail, to be followed by deportation.

salah@khaleejtimes.com

 

 
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