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New York protest condemns execution of Nimr, detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA- A demonstration in the US city of New York has condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, as well as Nigeria's detention of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Hundreds of activists gathered…

"Saudi Arabia seeks war with Iran", Iran's former military commander:

SHAFAQNA- Mohsen Rezaei, Iran's former military commander stated in his Instagram posting that Saudi Arabia is following the path of Saddam to go to war with Iran. He stated as follows: "The young and inexperienced Saudi defence minister…

Boris faces calls to pull London cash out of Saudi bank over al-Nimr's scandal

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SHAFAQNA - The Mayor of London is facing calls from Hillingdon Liberal Democrats to boycott a Saudi bank in protest at the country's human rights record. Boris Johnson is under pressure from Hillingdon Liberal Democrats to pull London money…

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…

Saudi cuts diplomatic relation with Iran

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SHAFAQNA - According to a news report published by Al Arabiya - a news outlet close to Riyadh, the kingdom broke off all diplomatic ties with Iran, arguing it would not tolerate Tehran to undermine its authority. Such a political escalation…

Sunni and Shia organisations, leaders and activists in the UK deplore executions by Saudi

Shafaqna (international Shia News Agency) - Sunni and Shia organisations, leaders and activists in the UK released statement over Saudi’s execution of Sheikh Nimr as follows: "We, the undersigned, deplore the execution of prominent Shia…

Ayatollah Sayyed Amir al-Qabalan Call for Revoking Ayatollah Nimr’s Death Sentence

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…

Ayatollah Javadi Amoli: Execution of Sheikh Nimr to Lead to Saudi Regime’ Collapse

SHAFAQNA- A senior Iranian cleric warned against carrying out the death sentence handed by the Saudi regime to Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.  Releasing a statement, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli condemned the death…

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Urged to Help Stop Saudi Cleric’s Execution

SHAFAQNA-Iranian human rights activists and academics have called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to pressure Saudi rulers and prevent them from carrying out the death sentence handed down to prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqr…

Execution of Sheikh Nimr Hinges on King Salman's Order

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SHAFAQNA - A Saudi Arabian appeals court has upheld the death sentence of the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, referring his case to King Salman’s office, the cleric’s brother announced. Mohamed al-Nimr said the death…

Campaign to free Ali al-Nimr picks up steam

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SHAFAQNA - Ali al-Nimr was just 17 years old when he was sentenced to death in the wake of the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprising. He was accused of participation in an illegal demonstration and a large number of other offences. These include…

Britain's PM pleads with Al Saud over Al Nimr's boy's execution - Don't kill him

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged its ally Saudi Arabia on Sunday not to go ahead with the execution of a Shi'ite Muslim sentenced to death over his participation in a peaceful anti-government protests. "Don't do it,"…