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Saudi Arabia Executes 47, Including Prominent Shi'ite Cleric

The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia on Saturday said the country executed 47 people convicted of terrorism, including a prominent Shi'ite cleric. All but two of those executed were Saudis — one was Chadian, the other Egyptian. The executions were carried out in 12 cities across the country. The ministry said prominent Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was among those put to death. He was a central figure in Shi'ite protests that erupted in 2011's Arab Spring and his...

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