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

(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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