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Shi'ite Muslims Outraged by Saudi Execution of Cleric

The execution of a prominent Shi'ite critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruling royal family has caused international outrage and a serious escalation of diplomatic tensions in the region, with unrest predicted in Shia-majority areas. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was among 47 people executed Friday in Saudi Arabia, was a widely revered Shi'ite Muslim cleric who was convicted in 2014 of sedition and other charges and sentenced to death. He was an outspoken critic of the kingdom's ruling...

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