Davis seems to have been freed under what is basically Sharia: the payment of 'blood money.'
Miller is the author of blood money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq.
They have the right to demand either execution or “blood money,” a hefty ransom that spares the life of the accused.
And I love the juxtaposition of the tenderness and the gentleness with his daughter and showing her this blood money.
The American, Raymond Davis, seems to have been freed after the payment of “blood money.”
"blood money ain't all we gets," lisped Sam, allowing a cruel smile to cross his face.
He has taken money from those men at Scheveningen—blood money.
He knew, and she knew what fate lay in store for the girl, and she besought him with tears not to take the blood money.
I need it, sir, true; but not blood money, for I could not look upon it in any other way.
And what was this thing she was saying about his having to give back the blood money?