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Saturday 19 April 2014

Indian women sell kidneys for 'blood money'

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.

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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