Saudi Shiites take to the streets to mark Sheikh Nimr execution

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SHAFAQNA – Hundreds of Shiites from al-Awamiyah village in Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, took to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi regime.

The rally started from Shahid Khalid guest house and participants carried signs of Sheikh Nimr and chanted “He is always alive”, Tasnim reported.

They condemned the kingdom for this execution and accused the government of killing Shia elites.

Similar demonstrations were also held in Iran’s holy city of Qom and Bahraini town of Diraz on Sunday.

On January 2, 2016, Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners, including Sheikh Nimr.

The senior cleric was detained in July 2012 on charges of delivering anti-regime speeches and defending political prisoners.

His arrest sparked widespread protests in the Arab country, leaving several people dead.

Source – ABNA24

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