Murderer pardoned

Murderer pardoned
Updated 10 July 2012

Murderer pardoned

Murderer pardoned

A youth on death row in the Taif jail has been released after the father of his murder victim issued a pardon.
Abdul Rahman, son of Muawad Al-Ayli, chief of the Aylah clan, was killed following a dispute with Fahd Al-Harthy in Taif’s Shuhada district four years ago.
Al-Ayli agreed to pardon the boy and waive Qisas (the right of the heirs of a murder victim to demand execution of the murderer) following requests from humanitarian activists and philanthropists.
After being set free, the youth rushed to the Grand Mosque to perform Umrah. The youth said the first thing he wanted to do was express his thanks to the Almighty for sparing his life.
He added that he had been repenting for the crime, which occurred when he stabbed his friend Abdul Rahman when he was overcome by rage in the course of a dispute. The victim died later in hospital and Fahd was arrested, tried and convicted.