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April 30, 2013

Cleric faces possible crucifixion in Saudi Arabia

Controversial trial for Shia leader al-Nimr continues.
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A protester holds up a picture of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a 2012 rally in Qatif, against al-Nimr's arrest. REUTERS

Outspoken Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, on trial reportedly for inciting sectarianism and betraying the country, could face death by crucifixion. Al-Nimr was initially arrested in July 2012, and re-appeared in court today, triggering backlash from his supporters on Twitter who raised concerns about the fairness of his trial.

 

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