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Saudi Arabia executes Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

  • The interior ministry of Saudi Arabia said that Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has been executed. As per media reports, the interior ministry said he was among the 47 people executed after being convicted of terrorism offences. Sheikh Nimr, who was arrested two years ago, was a supporter of anti-government protests that took place in 2011 in Eastern Province.