Skip to comments.Convicted Killer Needs SR10M to Stay Alive
Posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A young Saudi man sentenced to death for killing a relative needs to raise SR10 million (Dh9.9 million) to escape the sword as diya (blood money) for the victims relatives, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Mohammed Al Shammari, in his 20s, shot Shuail Al Shammari in the head following an argument in their northwestern town of Hail nearly five years ago and was sentenced to death a year later, the Arabic language daily Sabq said.
Police found Shuails body in a deserted place and launched an investigation into the crime before the killers grandfather handed him over.
The victims family has demanded SR14 million (Dh13.8 million) diya to pardon the killer and only SRfour million has been raised.
Unless the total sum is paid, Mohammed will be executed after two months his family is appealing for princes, dignitaries and all benevolent people to help him, it said.
Under Islamic law, which is strictly enforced in Saudi Arabia, a killer can escape execution and walk free if pardoned by the victims relatives in return for diya.
I’d pitch in a few bucks but Barry and the ‘RATS took all of my money.
We neeeeeeed sharia law heeeeeere, because our laws protect the eeeeeeeevil rich! </liberal>
How much is that in U.S. dollars?
Instead of money, can we send a person instead to be executed in his place?
10 million Saudi riyals = 2.66 million US dollars.
Needs another $2.65 million to avoid the sword.
On the other hand, the family has raised $1.07 million so far.
I would imagine the price will come down as the execution date gets closer. $1.07+ million is better than nothing.
Contact John kerry. He has been throwing money around like a parade float rider tossing out candy.
Just found a little speck of black stuff under a fingernail. Where do I sign up to donate?
It kind of sounds like he earned his death penalty, unless the 'argument' consisted of both parties shooting at each other.
I guess that summab1atch is history!
Looks like he could have used the money for Reconstructive Facial Surgery.
Give it up, dude. I mean, as a good Saudi, you do believe in Sharia, don’t you?
Which means the clan's patriarch can order an "honor killing", and then order the killer pardoned by the relatives, and it will all be legal.