Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr

Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr

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UPDATED Jan. 2, 2015 6 p.m. ET to include a family statement.

Religious leaders across the Middle East are denouncing Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute a prominent Shiite cleric at the center of the country’s 2011 Arab-spring inspired protests

He was killed along with 46 other prisoners convicted of terrorism charges in a series of executions that took place in several cities and towns throughout the country on Saturday.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s name appeared on the list of 47 names released by Saudi Arabia’s state-run news outlet, which is citing information from the Ministry of the Interior

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Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr