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Indian women sell kidneys for 'blood money'

Published 29/11/2012|05:00

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A group of Indian women have asked for permission to sell their kidneys to raise money to free their husbands from prison in the Gulf.

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The six women are the wives of construction workers convicted in 2005 of the murder of a guard who had tried to stop them stealing wire from a building site in the UAE. The men were sentenced to between 10 and 24 years in jail.

Their wives insist their husbands are innocent and that they did not get a fair trial in Dubai.

Having apparently been told that under Sharia Law, relatives of a murder victim can agree to drop charges if an adequate sum of 'blood money' is paid, the women have been trying to raise 1.5m rupees (€21,000). (© Independent News Service)

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