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Saudi Arabia: Further information on fear of imminent execution, Mrs S

, Index number: MDE 23/014/2007

Mrs S, who has also been referred to as the "Khamis Mushayt girl", and who was sentenced to death for the murder of a man who allegedly attempted to blackmail her, has been pardoned by the family of the victim. In murder cases of qisas (retribution) under Shari'a law in Saudi Arabia, relatives of the murdered victim can pardon the murder with or without compensation.

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