Maldives: Pol arrested for performing “black magic” on president

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Police in the Maldives have arrested a state environment minister, officers said on Thursday, with media in the Indian Ocean nation reporting she was accused of performing “black magic” on the president. State Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Energy, Fathimath Shamnaz Ali Saleem, was arrested on Sunday along with two others in the capital Male, police said. … Sorcery is not a criminal offence under the penal code in the Muslim-majority Maldives, but it does carry a six-month jail sentence under Islamic law.” (06/27/24)