SHAFAQNA -Â Ali ibn Muhammad al-Nimr’, Born in 1994, has been sentenced to death by Saudi Arabia’s Court of Appeal.
Hailing from the majority Shiite district of ‘al-awamiyah’ – eastern province of Qatif – Ali al-Nimr was arrested 3 years ago under strict orders of Saudi security officials, in complete breach of the law since underage.
It is important to note that the Saudi regime has systematically bypassed national and international laws to suit its political agenda – thousands of prisoners of conscience are currently lingering in Saudi prisons, at the mercy of a system which does not recognize, neither abide by Â the rule of law.
The son of Mohammad al-Nimr, a prominent lawyer and activist, Ali ibn Muhammad al-Nimr is also the nephew of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Saudi Shiite cleric whose life work has been to oppose tyranny.
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, Ali’s uncle, was arrested following a series of protests in Saudi Arabia back in 2012. He was sentenced to death in 15 October 2014 by the Specialized Criminal Court for â€œseeking foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia, disobeying its rulers and taking up arms against the security forces.â€
Ali ibn Mohammad al-Nimr was also arrested for participating in protests in al-awamiyah – eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
According to reports, al-Nimr’s father confirmed news of his son’s sentence to death.
He told reporters: “These accusations are untrue and Saudi officials are deliberately issuing this sentence following the sentence of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.”
“My son has never had a lawyer during his trial and interrogation and this sentence against him was a predefined process,” Mohammad al-Nimr added.
Sources Â – ABNA