Date :Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | Time : 04:00 |ID: 27774 | Print

Sheikh Nimr to Be Commemorated

SHAFAQNA- The city’s Fatimiyun religious center will host the program forty days after the execution of the cleric by the Saudi regime.

The Riyadh regime executed Sheikh Nimr, along 46 others, on January 2.

The cleric was beheaded after Saudi authorities accused him of inciting his followers to violence, but human rights groups said he was executed for his political opposition to the Saudi regime.

His execution drew widespread condemnation worldwide.
Sheikh Nimr to Be CommemoratedSheikh Nimr, a critic of the Riyadh regime, had been arrested in 2012 in the Qatif region of Shia-dominated Eastern Province, which was the scene of peaceful anti-regime demonstrations at the time.

He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security, making anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners. He had rejected all the charges as baseless.

In 2014, a Saudi court sentenced Sheikh Nimr to death, provoking global condemnations. In October 2015, a Saudi appeals court upheld the death sentence.

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  1. Nasir Husain says:

    We are going to commemorate the shahadat Sheikh Nimr in NJ USA on Febrauary 13th at Baitul Qayem. It will be arbaeen of Shaheed Sheikh along with Shuhada of Niegria, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.


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