Jan 5, 2016

Sheikh Nimr

Saudi People in Qatif Continue Protests against Al-Saud Family, Execution of Sheikh Nimr.
Sheikh Nimr (1959 – 2 January 2016), was a Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. He was popular among youth and critical of the Saudi Arabian government.
On 8 July 2012 al-Nimr was shot by police in the leg and arrested, in what police described as an "exchange of gunfire".
On 15 October 2014, al-Nimr was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court for "seeking 'foreign meddling' in Saudi Arabia, 'disobeying' its rulers and taking up arms against the security forces" and his brother, Mohammad al-Nimr, was arrested on the same day for tweeting information about the death sentence. Nimr Baqer al-Nimr was executed on or shortly before 2 January 2016 among 47 people executed.
Tens of Thousands Saudi protesters have once again taken to streets in the eastern town of Qatif to demand the immediate release of a prominent Shia cleric.
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Recently a picture of Sheikh Nimr was published in social media showing him in prison several days before his execution.

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