SAUDI ARABIA: 90-YEAR-OLD KILLER SAVED FROM GALLOWS
February 7, 2011: a 90-year-old Saudi Arabian woman from the southern province of Asir who was sentenced to death for killing the daughter of her husbandâs brother after a heated argument in 2003 was pardoned by the victimâs relative.
The pardon was announced at a meeting of tribes from the victimâs town of Tareeb and other parts of Asir at the request of crown prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Alwatan daily said.
âThe tribes accepted Prince Sultanâs mediation and the victimâs relatives agreed to pardon the killerâŚ The prince personally interfered in this case and will pay diya from his own pocket.â
The paper did not say how the woman murdered her relative or whether she has been set free. (Sources: Emirates247.com, 07/02/2011)