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Germany: Hundreds protest execution of Sheikh al-Nimr in Essen01:53

Germany: Hundreds protest execution of Sheikh al-Nimr in Essen

Germany, Essen
January 9, 2016 at 21:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of activists, predominantly made up of members of Germany's Muslim community, protested Saudi Arabia's execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Essen, Saturday.

Sheikh al-Nimr was among 47 people executed on 2 January at the hands of the Saudi government after being convicted for "terrorism" offenses. He was a vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, and was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's eastern province in 2011.

Germany: Hundreds protest execution of Sheikh al-Nimr in Essen01:53
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Hundreds of activists, predominantly made up of members of Germany's Muslim community, protested Saudi Arabia's execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Essen, Saturday.

Sheikh al-Nimr was among 47 people executed on 2 January at the hands of the Saudi government after being convicted for "terrorism" offenses. He was a vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, and was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's eastern province in 2011.

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