On Wednesday March 31st 2010, Arabic site for CNN published a news item titled, (Lawyer: Saudi State will execute my client on Friday charged with sorcery). (It is expected that the State will carry out an execution sentence imposed on a Lebanese man convicted of sorcery and witchcraft, this Friday, as told by his lawyer on Wednesday. According to said lawyer, her client, a Lebanese 48 years of age with 5 children, used to foretell future events for callers on a private satellite channel named (Scheherazade), through witchcraft and fortunetelling, advising them how to cope and deal with issues they might encounter. The Lawyer said her client visited Saudi Arabia to perform Umra, (minor pilgrimage) during May 2008, where he was arrested by religious police- also known as Al-Mutawwe’, The Enforcer- charged with sorcery. She added that (SABAT) was tried and convicted by a court in Medina, last November 2009. Previously, Amnesty International had appealed to the Saudi Monarch to commute the sentence and issue a pardon. His lawyer continued that her client admitted and signed documents attesting the charge on the promise that, it will open doors to settle his case, but those documents were used against him to convict him and sentence him to execution. Amnesty International stated that the Medina Court considered SABAT’s practice of sorcery removed him from (the folds of religion), and it is difficult to verify his atonement, if he were to declare it pointing, that by executing him, it will deter other (foreign scorers) whose numbers increased drastically in Saudi Arabia. Some Medina newspapers quoted court officials that SABAT deserves execution because he regularly practiced BLACK MAGIC on his show, adding that his execution will deter others from doing the same. According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia arrested tens charging them with sorcery, and had already executed few of them, last one being the Egyptian Mustapha Ibrahim, on 2nd of November 2007. The organization remarked those executions, due to different charges and convictions are still ongoing in Saudi Arabia, including 158 executions during 2007, 102 during 2008, in addition to 69 in 2009, 20 of whom were foreigners, and beginning this year, at least 8 had been executed.