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Protest before the Saudi Embassy - Sheikh Al Nimr

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#ALNIMRETERNITY – The Martyrdom that shook the Muslim World

SHAFAQNA - This January 2sd marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Saudi cleric whose courage and resistance in the face of barbaric oppression has now become a grand cry for Justice. I realise sitting at my desk…

Sheikh al-Nimr breaks the internet – A people remembers

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SHAFAQNA - Coming this January 2sd, 2017 a people will remember the martyrdom of one of Shia Islam’s most defining figures: Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the brutal regime of al-Saud. Together a cleric, a teacher, and a pro-democracy activist,…

First anniversary of Sheikh Nimr's execution to be commemorated in Germany

SHAFAQNA - A memorial service is planned to be held in Berlin, Germany, for Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed by Saudi Arabia in January. Bahraini Cultural-Social Center in the German capital will hold the event on Tuesday…

The Roar of the Word: Nimr Al-Nimr and the Implosion of the House of Saud

SHAFAQNA - This article was originally published in 1000revolutions.wordpress.com - Dwindling cash reserves, a stalemate in Yemen, the Hajj Stampede and increased scrutiny of Wahabism made 2015 a bad year for the petromonarchy. By starting…

Saudi Arabia to put 55 activists to death, most without trial

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia is planning to execute dozens of activists and dissidents, including women and teenagers, most of them without trial, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) has said in a report. Some 55 people are…

Tribute to late Sheikh al-Nimr - the world remembers its martyrs

SHAFAQNA - An artist honoured Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr as millions are set this week to come together to honour his memory and mourn once more his passing.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr - Count Down To Arbaeen (40 days of mourning)

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was killed by the tyrannical house of Saud for he spoke the words of AhlulBayt, and walked in the path traced by the Prophet Muhammad and his progeny. A true man of God, a true son of Islam, he died in defiance…

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr - 12 Days to Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA - On February 11, 2016 supporters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will organize a grand protest to mark his passing, and voice together their rejection of tyranny. Sheikh al-Nimr Arbaeen commemoration will serve as a stepping stone to a global…

“Words are more powerful than the roar of bullets” - Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

SHAFAQNA -The Islamic world  stood still on January 2,  as one its most prominent and revered clerics was struck down by al-Saud regime. Sacrificed for he dared challenge al-Saud’s despotism against religious minorities in Saudi Arabia,…

Conference to mark 40th day of Sheikh al-Nimr in Karachi - Sunni and Shia clerics to attend

SHAFAQNA - Shiite leaders in Karachi have confirmed they will hold a conference to mark the 40th day of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's martyrdom, under the banner: In support of the oppressed. The conference will cover the persecution of Shiite leaders…

Riyadh denies body of Sheikh al-Nimr to family - Exclusive

SHAFAQNA - In an exclusive interview with Shafaqna this January, Mohammad al-Nimr, son to late Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric and rights defender from Qatif (eastern province of Saudi Arabia) revealed that his family was denied right…

Sheikh Al Nimr and the intolerable cruelty of being Saudi

SHAFAQNA - U.S. dependence on oil prevents Washington from opposing Saudi Arabia’s repeated human rights violations and support for terrorist groups like ISIS or Boko Haram. “The roar of the word is mightier than the sound of the bullet,”…

Saudis’ Execution of A Religious Leader Unacceptable

SHAFAQNA- Speaking at a press conference on Sunday on the recent implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the president referred to the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by the Saudi regime…

Sheikh Nimr Commemorated at London Islamic Center

SHAFAQNA- A large number of Muslim scholars, clerics, academic figures and others took part at the ceremony on Sunday, January 20. Addressing the event, prominent cleric Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Alami underlined that Sheikh Nimr had no objective…

Activists mobilize once more against Saudi regime to demand justice

SHAFAQNA - Rights activists and supporters of Saudis' right to political self-determination and religious freedom came this afternoon to demonstrate before the Saudi embassy in London - determined to voice their objection to Riyadh's criminal…

Qatar recalls envoy to Iran

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SHAFAQNA - Qatar recalled its ambassador to Iran on Wednesday, state news agency QNA confirmed, after allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut their ties with Tehran. The move which was meant to reflect and express Saudi Arabia's anger at Tehran…

Resistance in the Hejaz: How Sheikh al-Nimr’s courage cowed al-Saud

SHAFAQNA - Few were those who could have ever envisioned that al-Saud Royals could, or would, carry out Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s death sentence, such was, and still is, his renown. Arguably one of the staunchest critics of the Saudi monarchy,…

Monstrous and barbaric policies say rights groups over KSA's political crackdown

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia beheaded 47 people in mass executions across 13 cities on Jan. 2. The beheadings have inspired a public discussion about the close western ally — a theocratic absolute monarchy that supports extremist groups and brutally…

Sheikh al-Jidhafsi is arrested in Bahrain for protesting al-Nimr's execution

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini regime forces have reportedly detained another Shia cleric following protests in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab country against Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of prominent Shia scholar Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. According to…

Swiss FM summons Saudi diplomats, criticize execution of Sheikh al-Nimr

SHAFAQNA - The Swiss foreign ministry summoned the Saudi Arabian charge d’affaires to express its opposition to the mass execution of 47 people, including a prominent Shiite cleric. In a statement issued on Monday, the foreign ministry…

Iran 'regrets' attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic missions

SHAFAQNA - Iran's United Nations envoy Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that the Islamic Republic "will take necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents in the future". Saudi Arabia…

Exclusive - British PM Cameron slams Saudi Arabia over Sheikh al-Nimr's death

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SHAFAQNA - In view of the international outcry the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr prompted over the weekend, British Prime Minister David Cameron broke his silence by condemning the move. In exclusive comments to Shafaqna, his office confirmed…

Muslim lawyers condemn execution of Sheikh Nimr by Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim lawyers issued a statement condemning Al Saud acts regarding execution of prominent cleric Sheikh al-Nimr . "Allah will defend those who believe, Verily, Allah does not love the ungrateful cheat. (38) Permission…

Muslim Congress offers condolences over Sheikh al-Nimr's passing

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SHAFAQNA - The following is a statement published by the Muslim Congress. Bismillahi Qasimil Jabbareen Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeoon My condolences to the Imam of our time and the leader of the Muslim Ummah and to all followers…

Exclusive / Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili calls for respecting international treaties following attack on Saudi embassy

SHAFAQNA - Following the death of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi authorities, and the wave of violence which swept across the Islamic world as a result of it, Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili condemned the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr in the…

The only weapon used by Sheikh Nimr was his words

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SHAFAQNA - It was King Salman who back in May 2015 told the world that “The Saudi Arabian government guarantees freedom of expression and opposes discrimination.” Addressing Bandar Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission (HRC),…