blood money

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compensation paid to the family of a murdered person

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a reward for information about a murderer

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paid to a hired murderer

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What was done for the blood-money must be thoroughly undone.
In addition many millions of pounds earned by these international criminal gangs who import mainly Class A drugs are going directly to international terrorists who use this blood-money to murder thousands of innocent people worldwide.
Iqbal added he was spared a prison term because his son, who alerted police to the murder, later forgave him under Pakistan's controversial blood-money laws.
Despite the help of private groups, the Philippine government has not yet raised the blood-money demanded by the family of the aggrieved party.
Monterona said Villamor was hoping to sign a blood-money agreement with the victim's family and that he was invited as part of the delegation.
But Parry won't be punished by the blood-money deal.
Islamabad A leader of a prominent Pakistani religious party has proposed blood-money settlement to free the man sentenced to death for murdering former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.