Saudi Gazette report
TAIF – The Reconciliation Committee here has saved three young men from execution, thanks to the efforts of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah and Advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Al-Madina daily reported. The committee approached the victims’ families and negotiated a pardon.
In the first case, Nasser Al-Abdali, the victim’s father, forgave his son’s murderer for the sake of Allah.
In the second case, Moneer Abdulqader, the representative of the victims’ heirs, forgave the killer Abdullah Al-Sodani, an Egyptian, on condition that the victim’s family get paid SR400,000.
In the third case, Nasser Al-Harthy, the victim’s brother, forgave his brother’s killer Rayed Al-Harthy on condition that the killer pays a certain amount of money as compensation during a period of 11 months.
Acting Taif Governor Saad Al-Maimooni thanked the committee’s efforts and the families of the victims, noting that the committee’s work is supervised directly by Emir of Makkah Region.
As for the blood money amount, it will be deposited into a local bank account that will be opened in the name of the victim’s heirs, as per the directives of the Ministry of Interior. The account will be closed once the amount of blood money has been deposited and distributed among the heirs.
The committee is working hard currently to save another three young men from being beheaded. It is having negotiations and discussions with the families of the victims. The committee also helps solve marital disputes and reunite husbands and wives who fall into a dispute. It has solved countless number of married couples get back together and lead a healthy marital life. The members of the committee include an elite of scholars, university professors, public sector employees, military officers and others who all work for the sake of Allah.