Saturday, 25 Jun 2022

Saudi mulls equal bloody money payout for non-Muslims, women

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Al-Araby

Members of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council have recommended non-Muslims and women receive the same blood money payouts, slamming existing laws as “discriminatory”. Under the current law in Saudi Arabia, Muslim men get the highest blood payments, double the amount given to the families of women victims. Three members of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council – Latifa Al-Shaalan, Faisal Al-Fadel, and Atta Al-Subaiti – are challenging this, saying the double payments for Muslim men are not stipulated in the Quran and want a draft law, currently being studied by the body, to reflect this. “The proposed amendme…

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