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Saudi Arabia: Upholding of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s death sentence signals ongoing assault on dissent

, Index number: MDE 23/2753/2015

The Saudi Arabian authorities’ vicious assault on dissent has reached new alarming levels, said Amnesty International today, following news that the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shi’a Muslim cleric from the Kingdom’s Eastern Province.

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