Rallies in Qatif, Bahrain in Condemnation of Sheikh Nimr Execution
Nimr’s execution has sparked outrage and condemnation across the world, drawing people to the streets in countries including in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Lebanon. People have also taken to the streets in the Saudi Eastern Province’s Qatif region in protest against the cleric’s execution.
German and British officials have also condemned the execution of the prominent Cleric.
A critic of the Riyadh regime, Sheikh Nimr was arrested by Saudi police in Qatif in 2012. He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security, making anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners. He had rejected all the charges as baseless.
Saudi Arabia, which has been under pressure for its human rights violations over the past years, executed more than 150 people in 2015.