October 26, 2015

A MARTYR TO DEMOCRACY:

Shiite Saudi cleric to be executed for criticizing monarchy (ADAM SCHRECK October 26, 2015, AP)

A high court in Saudi Arabia has upheld on appeal a guilty verdict and death sentence against a widely revered Shiite Muslim cleric who galvanized young activists with his outspoken criticism of the Sunni monarchy, his brother said Sunday.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was a central figure in Shiite protests that erupted in 2011 as part of the Arab Spring, and any decision to carry out his execution would likely spark new unrest among the OPEC powerhouse's Shiite minority.

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