Fayhan al-Ghamdi, who was sentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes in 2013, has reportedly been released from custody after agreeing to pay his ex-wife, the girl’s mother, $270,000 in ‘blood money.’
IB Times via TROP According to reports, Al-Ghamdi’s daughter Lama suffered multiple injuries including a crushed skull, broken back, broken ribs, a broken left arm and extensive bruising and burns. al-Ghamdi had suspected his daughter of losing her virginity and had beaten her and molested her in response. It was even suggested that he had raped her himself.
The preacher – who is considered a celebrity in Saudi Arabia and often appears on Saudi television – admitted he used a cane and cables to inflict the injuries after doubting his five-year-old daughter’s virginity and taking her to a doctor, according to the campaign group Women to Drive. Lama died ten months later.