We have another example of perverse “justice” under Sharia law. Eid al-Sinani, 43, has remained in jail for 15 years because under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia the father was given the final say on when he should be released. He was originally sentenced in 1997 to three years in prison and 200 lashes for beating up his step mother. When the sentence was completed, the father demanded the right to keep his son in jail “until he is proven to be righteous by his father.”
The father never found his righteous and Sinani is still in jail. The sentence has been described by Saudi experts as “legally problematic.” Of course, most of the world would say it is not legal at all. Moreover, holding a man for 12 years after serving his sentence is a bit more than “problematic.”
Ancient legal traditions in Greece and other countries involved giving the right to a victim to keep a culprit in jail until he give sufficient restitution or satisfaction to the family. It essentially gave the keys of the cell to the victims who could demand any amount in blood money from the culprit who could chose between paying the amount or staying in jail.
Of course, most of the world have moved beyond such primitive systems of justice.