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Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

02 January, 2016 19:45
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said.

He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement.

Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that erupted in Eastern Province in 2011, where a Shia majority have long complained of marginalisation.


Source: BBC


 

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Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric
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