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Brother: Saudi Arabia Sentences Outspoken Shi'ite Cleric to Death

A Saudi judge sentenced to death a prominent cleric on Wednesday who has called for greater rights for the kingdom's Shiites, the cleric's brother said, two years after his arrest prompted deadly protests in the oil-producing east of the country. Sheik Nimr al-Nimr was detained in July 2012 following demonstrations that erupted in February 2011 in Qatif district, home to many of the Sunni-ruled country's Shiite minority. His brother, Mohammed al-Nimr, reported...

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