ILNA reports that the judiciary had set June 6 as the date for implementing the
increase in blood money. "Diyeh" or blood money is part of the Islamic Penal
code and refers to the compensation assessed against an assailant when he kills
of maims a victim.
The news of this increase in the price of "diyeh" has apparently sent shock waves through Iran's insurance industry, which is apparently what's convinced the government to halt the change. However, it is said that the judiciary will not back down from the increase.
The judiciary believes the increase in "diyeh" will immediately reduce the national crime rate. But insurance experts say the 100-percent increase is out of step with the 13.2-percent national inflation rate.
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