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Death Sentence for Saudi Cleric Sparks Protests

  • Henry Ridgwell

There has been an international outcry in recent days after a judge in Saudi Arabia handed down a death sentence to a prominent Shi’ite cleric, prompting protests among the minority Shi’ite population in the country. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was convicted of "disobeying the ruler" and "inciting sectarian strike." Analysts fear the sentence could exacerbate the already high sectarian tensions in the country. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

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