There've been a couple of tweets about "blood money" and Indonesia, to do with impending executions by the Indonesian government of two members of the Bali Nine:
From Father Bob
Allowance is made/encouraged in the Quran to substitute "blood money" for "blood letting". Have we approached the Indonesian offended party?
From Fiona Patten
Will Indonesian govt accept blood money? I'm sure we can easily raise $1.9m which seems to be the price for a life http://gu.com/p/45zyb/stwprice …
Is "Blood Money" a religious practice, or is it a cultural practice? Also, is it applicable in parts of Indonesia outside of Aceh, or only applicable in middle eastern countries like Saudi Arabia?