First Appearance: "REPENTANCE"
Physical Attributes: Humanoid.
The Nygeans govern a sector of space in the Delta Quadrant occupied by several different humanoid species, including the Benkarans, who occupy 10 percent of Nygean space but take up nearly 80 percent of the space in Nygean prisons.
Nygeans have the death penalty for violent criminals. Following the ancient Nygean tradition of Vekto Valek K'Vadim -- "Favor the victims" -- after a criminal is convicted, he is sentenced by the family of his victim. If a criminal is wealthy, he can pay restitution to the victim's family to avoid being sentenced.