Skip to comments.Saudi Killer Saved From Gallows for Dh64.5 Million (US$17.5 Million)
Posted on 03/08/2013 8:27:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Saudi man agreed to pardon the killer of his son in return for diya (blood money) of 65 million Saudi riyals (Dh64.5 million, US$17.5 million) following mediation by a royal figure.
Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz of Riyadh had mediated the amnesty by Sheikh Qayed bin Manna Al Azmi, whose son Saud was killed during a fight with another student at a school in the central town of Afif several years ago.
Azmi had rejected all mediation efforts by the killers relatives and dignitaries to pardon the defendant, who was sentenced to death after the incident.
Newspapers said Azmi told court he had agreed in principle to pardon the killer in return for SR65 million in response to Princes Turkis efforts.
Under Islamic Shariah law, a killer can walk free if pardoned by the victims relatives in return for diya.
Sheikh Qayed bin Manna Al Azmi better watch his back
Many have been killed for far less
And the other relatives may be p.ssed
Seventeen millions seems bit steep for a worthless son.
I’m guessing his daughter is worth $1 & a goat.
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