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HRW warns on execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr

820663_thumHuman Rights Watch has issued a statement strongly criticizing unfair trial of the Saudis cleric and his probable execution
According to the online Al-Madina News, the HRW called on Saudi authorities to provide conditions for a fair trial of Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr and his medical treatment.

Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division, noting that there is a probability of his execution. “Saudi officials have overlooked his family’s request for his medical treatments. Saudi judicial system is known for its unfair trials, and in most cases imposes severe penalties,” she added.

She also accused Saudi courts of using terror falsely for its political opponent and called for the cancelation of penalties and ending the unfair and inhumane punishment of Saudis opponents.

Saudi troops wounded and arrested the 54-year-old Saudi cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr in the summer of 2012 during a chase. The court accused him of creating discord and disruption in the Saudi National Security, and called for his execution on the trial held on March 26, 2013.

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