2..1.16. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Shia cleric. (Executed.)
Saudi execution of Shia cleric sparks outrage in Middle East Iranian government and religious leaders say killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will have serious repercussions for royal family
The kingdom's execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was highly critical of the Saudi government, marks a turning point in Saudi-Iranian relations and has sent shock waves through the region.
SAUDI ARABIA: Prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is among 47 people executed for terrorism offences in Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry says.