Britons protest Sheikh Nimr’s detention by zionist administration of Al-Saud
A group of rights activists have held a vigil in the British capital London to show solidarity with a jailed Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia. The protesters called for the immediate release of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and criticized the U-K government for ignoring rights violations in Saudi Arabia.
This image – taken in July 2012 – of a bleeding Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr being lead to an unknown fate inside a Saudi prison is the last public shot of the jailed cleric. Now supporters in London have held another vigil to urge Britain to intervene to save the life of a man whose execution, sources warn, is imminent.
The demonstrators are keen to keep up the pressure on Saudi Arabia by reminding Britain – one of Riyhad’s strongest diplomatic allies – that its friendship with the kingdom has serious human rights implications.
Despite a Special Saudi court passing the death sentence in October 2014, the Foreign Office’s only public comment was to say it was ‘aware’ of the judgement.
The campaign to halt the execution has been frustrated by misinformation.The protestors have promised to continue their call to action until Sheikh al-Nimr is released.