Saudi Arabia Executes 47, Including Muslim Cleric


Nimr al-NimrSaudi Arabia executed a Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Saturday along with dozens of individuals convicted of al Qaeda attacks in the country a decade ago.

In total, 47 people were killed in 12 different cities by firing squad or beheadings. The bodies were then hung from gibbets.

Nimr al-Nimr, the cleric who was killed, was accused of shooting police officers in recent anti-government protests.

This is the biggest mass execution in the country since 1980. Read more at France 24.



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