Saudi Criminal's Sentence: Paralysis
Eye-for-eye judgment for Ali al-Khawahir
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2013 12:42 PM CDT
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(Newser) – When he was 14, Ali al-Khawahir stabbed his best friend in the back, paralyzing him for life. Now, because of an eye-for-an-eye sentence, al-Khawahir is facing paralysis as well. The Saudi Arabia man can only avoid the sentence by raising more than $266,600, the amount his victim requested in order to forgive his attacker. He has been jailed for the 10 years since the attack, the Saudi Gazette reports, but GlobalPost says a court decision on the sentence was made yesterday. A campaign has been organized to help raise the money, since al-Khawahir's family is poor.

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fedupamerican
Apr 2, 2013 10:29 AM CDT
All these "people", that are bravoing this inhumane middle ages crap, let's take a look into their past. I'll bet we can find one or two infractions of Sharia law. You know maybe a theft as a child, chop off that hand, or maybe a bar fight where someone was injured, broken leg or jaw. Maybe we can take a look into their families history, maybe a drunken driver injuring or killing another driver. Sounds like a good idea until it's you. Anyone willing to let us have a peek into their past I'm sure there be plenty of willing butchers to perform the necessary task. Think about what you spout off about before you open that pie hole.
sick-of-dumb-aces
Apr 2, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
I LIKE IT maybe if the us did the same thing maybe crime would go down here too. if a person steals cut off one hand if they kill some one give the family of the dead person the right to take the criminals life. no life jail sentence. we should not have to support them in prison for the rest of thier life ( not fair for us noncriminals) the dead preson has no rights so why should they!!!!!
milosleubner
Apr 2, 2013 4:34 AM CDT
Saudis have - by far - fewer prisoners in their jails per capita and total then the prison "industry" in the USA holds in order to substantiate their jobs and very existence. .I guess that is what Bush meant by a "service jobs" !