Saudi Arabia

31 Inmates on Death Row Pardoned in Saudi Arabia

Saudi law allows inmates to be pardoned by the family's families


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 11 (UPI) — Thirty-one Saudi Arabian death row inmates have been pardoned during the last eight months, officials told a Saudi newspaper.

The families or tribes of those who have been pardoned paid diya, or blood money, or were otherwise pardoned by the victims' families, the daily newspaper Al Sharq reported.