Al-Ghamdi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29527/all en Saudi preacher gets off light for raping, killing daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/saudi-preacher-gets-light-raping-killing-daughter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay "blood money" to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.</p> <p>Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/saudi-preacher-gets-light-raping-killing-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Ghamdi Asia Middle East AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:30:55 +0000 5744024 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi preacher jailed 8 years for raping, killing daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/saudi-preacher-jailed-8-years-raping-killing-daughter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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 Tuesday. </p> <p>In a case that drew widespread public condemnation in the kingdom and abroad, the court 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.</p> <p>Blood money is compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law.</p> <p>The girl's mother had demanded 10 million riyals ($2.7 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/saudi-preacher-jailed-8-years-raping-killing-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Ghamdi Asia Ghamd AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:55:10 +0000 5954913 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi preacher jailed 8 years for raping, killing daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/saudi-preacher-jailed-8-years-raping-killing-daughter-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Blood money is compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law.</p> <p>The girl's mother had demanded 10 million riyals ($2.7 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/saudi-preacher-jailed-8-years-raping-killing-daughter-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Ghamdi Asia Saudi Arabia AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:02:00 +0000 5955072 at http://www.globalpost.com