SHAFAQNA- Friday prayers leaders in different cities of Lebanon called for the death sentence hand to prominent Shia cleric Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to be revoked.
Ayatollah Sayyed Amir al-Qabalan in his Friday prayers sermons described Sheikh Nimr as a virtuous scholar who has been facing injustice.
He underlined that his execution would be detrimental to Islamic unity.
Hojat-ol-Islam Sayyed Ali Fadlallah, another Lebanese preacher, warned against the consequences of executing Sheikh Nimr, saying that releasing the senior cleric would be the most reasonable decision.
Ayatollah Nimr, who has been in detention since July 2012, has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court.
Saudi Arabia’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have approved the death sentence handed to the senior Shia cleric.
According to some media outlets, the death sentence has been referred to the interior ministry and then the king’s office for the final go-ahead.
Nimr’s lawyer, Sadeq al-Jubran, says Nimr could be executed as soon as the Saudi monarch approves his sentence.