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100 days for Sheikh al-Nimr

SHAFAQNA - This March rights activists and supporters have come out in drove to support Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's legacy, standing a barrage to the radicalism and theocratic absolutism millions have suffered from under the boot of Saudi Arabia. As…

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's Arbaeen draws worldwide support

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of people stage rallies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to mark the 40th day since the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia. A protest was held in Qatif in the restive Eastern Province, where…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Mohammed al-Nimr

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SHAFAQNA - On January 2, 2016, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric and human rights advocate was brutally executed by the Saudi regime, on allegations he posed a threat to national security. Sheikh al-Nimr was not a violent man, and all…

A diplomatic source: Saudi advised the UAE and Bahrain to cut diplomatic ties with Iran

Shafaqna - A semi-official news agency in Iran (Farsnews) reported that Saudi advised the UAE and Bahrain to follow the same step and cut diplomatic ties with Iran. Fars on late Sunday quoted from an unnamed diplomatic source that following…

Protesters set fire at Saudi embassy in Tehran over Sheikh Nimr execution + photos

Shafaqna - (International Shia News Agency) Protesters in Tehran mobilized to denounce the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi Arabia and meanwhile Iran stresses maintaining security of Saudi diplomats, buildings. Saturday night…

Al Khoei Foundation condemns the killing of Sheikh al-Nimr - Exclusive

SHAFAQNA - Al-Khoei Foundation deplores the execution of prominent Shia Muslim scholar, Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr, in Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Al-Nimr was arrested in July 2012, following his demand for political reform and support for protests…

Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr- The Man Behind A Movement

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SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Nimr  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…