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 Updated: January 03, 2016

Saudi govt. secretly buries Sheikh Nimr's body

By: Abdol Ali


AlAWAMIYAH, Saudi Arabia: The brother of executed Shia cleric Sheikh al-Nimr said Saudi authorities have told the family that they had already buried his body, but didn't tell them at which cemetery.

The sheikh's brother, Mohammed al-Nimr, said Rusiya Al-Yaum on Sunday that the body of the martyr was buried without his family's knowledge.

"My family had hoped to bury him in his hometown in eastern Saudi Arabia, however, Saudi officials said the body will not be handed over to the family."

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was among 47 prisoners executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday in a provocative move.

The Saudi action brought international condemnation of killing prominent Shia leader, including Amnesty International, the European Union and UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon who expressed concern over the issue.


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