Saudi Shiite Senior Cleric Sheikh Nimr Executed

Saudi Shiite Senior Cleric Sheikh Nimr Executed
Sat Jan 2, 2016 11:04:50

Saudi Arabia Executes Shiite Cleric Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, Saudi Interior Ministry Says

Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, commonly referred to as Sheikh Nimr was an independent Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

He was popular among youth and critical of the Saudi Arabian government during the 2011–2012 Saudi Arabian protests.

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death sentence against Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a leader of anti-government protests, one of his brothers said.

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