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Protesters denounce Saudi killing of Nimr in Tehran

5 January 2016 10:05


Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in Tehran again to express their outrage at the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi regime.

For the third consecutive day, angry protesters, including university students and clerics, gathered in a key square on Monday to condemn the killing.

They carried banners in support of the prominent Shia leader and chanted slogans against the Al Saud regime and its allies, the United States and Israel.

Saudi Arabia announced the execution of Sheikh Nimr and 46 others on Saturday despite international calls for the release of the opposition cleric and other jailed political activists in the kingdom.

The cleric’s relatives say Riyadh refused to hand over Sheikh Nimr’s body to his family and buried him at an undisclosed location.

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