Saudi Arabia: Regime sentences man to 15 years for supporting executed cleric

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November 3, 2016
NDTV [India]    
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"A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday. Nimr and three other members of the kingdom's minority Shiite community were among 47 people convicted of terrorism and executed on a single day in January. ... Al-Riyadh newspaper did not name the convicted man, who it said took part 'in rallies and marches' in the Shiite-dominated Gulf coast district of Qatif. He was also convicted of 'chanting anti-state slogans and sympathising with the deceased Nimr,' as well as helping to block roads and burn tyres, it said." (11/03/16)  

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