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Saudi Arabia: Outrageous sentence against Shi’a cleric shows disturbing pattern of harassment

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Outrageous sentence against Shi’a cleric shows disturbing pattern of harassm 14 August 2014 The outrageous eight year prison sentence against a Shi’a cleric in Saudi Arabia for criticizing its leaders is the latest example of a disturbing pattern of harassment and discrimination against the country’s Shi’a community, said Amnesty International.Sheikh Tawfiq al-`Amr, a Shi’a cleric in the al-Ahsa governorate, was sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by a 10-year travel ban, and barred from delivering religious sermons.He was yesterday convicted…

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