Pardon saves killer from gallows

A Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia after he was convicted of murdering a Saudi boy was saved from the gallows after he was pardoned by the victim’s father, newspapers reported on Thursday.

Isam Al Juhaini, who had been in prison for nearly five years for murdering the boy, Saif, is expected to walk free soon after the victim’s father, Awad bin Saad Al Harithi, told court in the western town of Taif he had forgiven the killer.
Newspapers said Al Harithi agreed to offer pardon after mediation by Saudi Arabia’s second deputy premier and interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz and Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz.
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