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Saudi Arabia: Appalling death sentence against Shi’a cleric must be quashed

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Appalling death sentence against Shi’a cleric must be quashed 15 October 2014 A death sentence passed today against a dissident Shi’a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia for “disobeying the ruler”, “inciting sectarian strife” and “encouraging, leading and participating in demonstrations” after a deeply flawed trial is appalling and must be immediately quashed, said Amnesty International.“The death sentence against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is part of a campaign by the authorities in Saudi Arabia to crush all dissent, including those defending the rights of…

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