Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Men, Including Prominent Shiite Cleric – Bloomberg Business

Nimr al-Nimr, a dissident Shiite cleric from the oil-rich Eastern Province, was among those executed. Known for sermons that criticized Sunni rulers in Saudi Arabia, as well as Shiite Iran for supporting the Syrian regime’s crackdown on its opponents, al-Nimr was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to death in 2014.

via Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Men, Including Prominent Shiite Cleric – Bloomberg Business.

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