Agence France-PresseOctober 8, 2013 09:02
A Saudi court sentenced a preacher convicted of raping his five-year-old daughter and torturing her to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
In a case that drew widespread public condemnation in the kingdom and abroad, the court on Monday also ordered Fayhan al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl's mother, one million riyals ($270,000) in "blood money," lawyer Turki al-Rasheed told AFP.
Blood money is compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law.
The girl's mother had demanded 10 million riyals ($2.7 million).