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Saudi regime forces kill Sheikh Nimr’s cousins in Qatif: Report

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi regime forces have reportedly shot and killed two first cousins of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, whom the Al Saud regime executed last year in a futile attempt to silence political critics and pro-democracy…

42 Bahraini Citizens Arrested within First Week of January 2016

SHAFAQNA- The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) stated that the Bahraini authorities have arrested 42 citizens including 5 children within the first week of January, 2016. In its statement, BCHR added that 43% of these citizens were…

Bahrainis Hold Fresh Rallies against Sheikh Nimr’s Execution

SHAFAQNA- The protests took place after Friday prayers in several regions, including the villages of Karzakan, Ma'ameer, Hamalah, Diraz, Sanabis and Dair. The protesters held pictures of Sheikh Nimr and banners in condemnation of the Saudi…

Sheikh Nimr Spoke in Favor of Democracy, Human Rights

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia shocked the Muslim world on Saturday by announcing the execution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr, who peacefully called for reforms in the Saudi political system. He had been baselessly charged with terrorism. Amnesty…

Ahlul Bayt World Assembly Released Statement over Saudi's Execution of Sheikh Nimr

SHAFAQNA-In the wake of the cruel execution of prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr, the Ahlulbayt World Assembly issued a statement as follows: In the Name of Allah (( … And do not speak of those who are slain in the way…

Germany FM criticizes execution of Sheikh al-Nimr; calls Saudi death sentences 'inhumane'

SHAFAQNA-Germany's Foreign Ministry has condemned the mass executions conducted in Saudi Arabia. Germany does not allow the death penalty. "Our position is clear: the death penalty is an inhumane form of punishment that we reject under all…

Islamic Human Rights Commision: Saudi's Execution of Sheikh Nimr another blow to reform movement

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SHAFAQNA- The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia represents another assault by Riyadh on the forces of reform and political empowerment in the Muslim world. The outspoken leader was executed after being convicted in 2014 under…

Protesters in Qatif Condemn Death Sentence against Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr

SHAFAQNA- People have taken to the streets in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province to denounce a death sentence by the country's top court against the prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr. The protesters marched down the streets of…