Saudi Preacher Sentenced to 8 Years for Killing Daughter

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Mohammed Jamjoom reports:

A self-styled Islamist preacher accused of beating and torturing his 5-year-old daughter to death was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison and 600 lashes, and was ordered to pay “blood money” to the girl’s mother, according to an official with a government-backed human rights body.

Considering that a Saudi young man accused of dancing naked was this week sentenced to 10 years in jail, 2,000 lashes and a $13,000 fine, some might say this preacher got away lightly.

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