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Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent cleric sparks outrage across Shia world
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Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent cleric sparks outrage across Shia world

by the First Source News MediaJanuary 2, 2016

Leaders of Iran and Iraq among those to condemn killing of Nimr al-Nimr, one of group of 47 people put to death by Saudi regime in one day

The execution of a vocal critic of ’s ruling royal family has caused international outrage and a serious escalation of diplomatic tensions in the region, with unrest predicted in Shia-majority areas.

British politicians and the leaders of Iraq and Iran were among those who condemned the killing of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric opposed to the Riyadh regime who was among 47 people executed on Saturday by the Saudi Arabian Sunni authorities.

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