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8 Feb 2017

Gulf Times (Qatar)

Qatar: Highest court rules defendants to pay 200,000 Qatari Riyals to families of fatal Villaggio Mall fire victims

"Court rejects appeal in Villaggio fire case", 7 Feb 2017

Qatar's Court of Cassation has rejected an appeal filed by the defendants in the Villaggio fire case...They had sought a reduction in the fines and penalties handed down by the Court of Appeal. The ruling of the Court of Cassation issued last Monday is conclusive and final...[T]he defendants have to collectively pay the blood money of QR200,000 [around $54 924] to each victim. The money has to be paid to the legal inheritors of the deceased...