Saudi Arabia executes 47 people, incl prominent Shiite cleric, on terror charges

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Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people for terrorism, including the prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimrits, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. Most of those executed were said to be involved in a series of attacks carried out by Al Qaeda between 2003 and 2006.

Iran has warned that executing Nimr “would cost Saudi Arabia dearly,” Reuters reported.

 

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