In a surprise move, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Justice, His Excellency Emir Faisal Bin Awhaley announced changes to capital punishment sentences meted out to criminals.
"To celebrate Eid, we are prepared to offer a range of options instead of capital punishment", he said. The range of options includes:
- Watching the entire box set of Celebrity Big Brother
- Making a matching tattoo sleeve on each arm
- Living in Cardiff
- A day trip to Blackpool
- A Chelsea season ticket
- An annual subscription to The Guardian
His Excellency confirmed there has been no takers for these options so far. However, the rate of people pleading guilty has increased.