Prince Waleed paid SR 5 million to save a man from death penalty

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has reportedly paid a whopping SR 5 million in blood money to help free a Saudi citizen who has been jailed and was on death row for the murder.

Muhammad Al Aqili, who is a Saudi citizen and has been convicted since 2012 when he took the life of another man during an altercation.

Although he had been sentenced to death, the victim’s family had agreed to forgive Al Aqili if he pays SR 23 million or around $7 million in blood money.

His family had managed to gather SR 18 million and the Prince completed the amount, which reportedly made al Aqilis mother ecstatic.

The victim’s family has asked al Aqili not to enter Riyadh after his release as a gesture of goodwill to them.

Whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity – Al-Ma’idah 5:32

Source: Twitter

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.