Charity group pays diya to victim?s family

An Emirati sentenced to death in Ras Al Khaimah escaped execution after blood money for the victim?s family was paid by a government charity organisation.

The man and his accomplice had been convicted of murdering their 34-year-old friend during a fight in late 2013 and were sentenced to death.

The court told them they could be saved if they pay diya blood money to the victim?s relatives. One defendant managed to pay the sum while the other could not.

Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Establishment agreed to pay Dh500,000 million diya blood money to the victim?s relatives.

The sum was deposited with the court which adjourned the case before the release of the two.