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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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Dar Al Ber Charity Association donated Dh170,000 and the Al Baraha Quran Memorisation Centre donated the remaining Dh30,000 to complete the blood money amount.
The court provided reprieve to the convicts after the relatives of the victim, Misri Nazir Khan, said that they no longer wanted a death sentence for the guilty and agreed to receive the blood money that was being paid to them.
Following a plea from Opposition leader of the Kerala Legislative Assembly to save the lives of the four, Menon intervened and agreed to make the payment to be given as blood money to the family of the deceased.
who is serving his sentence in Dubai Central Jail for killing his friend while drunk four years ago, was able to pay the blood money but the court has refused to set him free.
It has been held in a trust because Saudi officials claim Gilford refuses to admit it is blood money and calls it compensation.
A Pakistani community group in the northern Saudi city of Hael had appealed for help to assist the detainee, saying that it was impossible for him to pay the blood money amount, which puts him at risk of spending a long time in jail.
It's good that the families will get blood money but the amount is not enough," Khadir said.
The judgment has an updated notation that the victim's family accepted the blood money and will no longer seek qasas, or beheading.
In addition, the court ordered it to pay another Dh100,000 in blood money (diya) to the family as ruled by the Abu Dhabi Misdemeanours Court earlier.
The payment of the blood money was made to Zafar Iqbal, who represented the family of murdered Pakistani expatriate Misri Nazir Khan.
CHACH, March 21, 2011 (Frontier Star): JUI-F on Sunday has alleged that President Asif Ali Zardari was solely responsible for the entire episode of CIA contractor Raymond Davis's release, who paid the blood money himself.
LAHORE, March 21, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa said on Sunday that Raymond Davis was released by the court as he was pardoned by families of murdered persons after taking blood money of Rs 200 million which was in accordance with Shariah laws.
The family of a murdered Birmingham clothing tycoon last night agreed to spare his killer from the firing squad after they were offered pounds 61,000 blood money.
Salah Al Hejailan alleged Frank Gilford should pay compensation because his demand for blood money was "mental torture" for the two nurses.
Blood money of pounds 730,000 has been raised to try to save Saudi nurse Deborah Parry from the death penalty.