More judges pronouncing alternative sentences
2008-08-21 - Arab News - MAKKAH: Discretionary substitute sentences have become an alternative form of punishment meted out by Saudi judges for crimes that do not normally invite capital punishment. The substitute sentences are only applied on Ta’zir crimes (those that entail discretionary punishments) and not on Hadd crimes (those whose punishment has been prescribed in the Qur’an or Hadith).  

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