Shias decry execution of cleric in Saudi Arabia

January 05, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 22, 2016 10:05 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

Members of the Shia community held a protest at Rajendranagar on Sunday against the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr-al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

The protestors numbering around 200 took out a rally from Qaiyamnagar in Mir Momin Pahadi and marched out on the main road. Later, they held a demonstration and raised slogans against the Saudi Arabia rulers.

A Saudi national, Al - Nimr, had reportedly participated in the Arab Spring protests in 2011. He, along with 46 other men including Shia activists and Sunnis accused of involvement in deadly Al-Qaeda attacks, were executed on Saturday in the kingdom.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Shia Youth Conference in a press statement condemned the execution and demanded that the United Nations probe the executions. Also, a massive protest rally is being planned by various Shia organisations in the city.

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