Cleric gets eight years for raping and beating daughter, 5, to death
on 08/10/2013 18:36:10
Fayhan al-Ghamdi, who often preached on television, was convicted of beating his daughter Lama with canes and electrical cables, crushing her skull.
She was also raped repeatedly and died in a Saudi hospital in November 2012.
The news website Sabq reported the sentencing yesterday, saying al-Ghamdi was not given a harsher sentence because Lama's mother accepted one million riyals, roughly €196,000, from her ex-husband during litigation in the case, as "blood money" allowed under Saudi law.