#Diyya..a system for criminals in #Saudiarabia

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Diyya, commonly translated as “blood money,” is a system for criminals to compensate their victims’ families financially. Doing so allows the person that committed the crime to be let off from normal criminal justice. It’s a formalized way of buying one’s freedom.

Diyya even applies in cases of murder. The country’s judicial authority sets how much money should be paid for a crime and kicked prices up a notch in 2011.

Source: http://listverse.com/2013/09/28/10-fascinating-facts-about-saudi-arabia/