Hussain, the International Love Strongly Condemns the Unjust Execution of Sheikh Nimr
Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, commonly referred to as Sheikh Nimr was an independent Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. He was popular among youth and critical of the Saudi Arabian government during the 2011–2012 Saudi Arabian protests.
Sheikh Nimr, a strong critic of the Riyadh regime, was shot by Saudi police and arrested in 2012 in the Qatif region of Shia-dominated Eastern Province, which was the scene of peaceful anti-regime demonstrations at the time.
He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security, making anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners. He had rejected all the charges as baseless.
In 2014, a Saudi court sentenced Sheikh Nimr to death, provoking widespread global condemnations. The sentence was upheld last March by the appeal court of Saudi Arabia.
Here at Hussain, the International Love, with a heart full of grief we strongly condemn the unjust execution of Sheikh Nimr, and express our sincere condolences to his family, the Muslims of the world, and everybody who seeks truth and justice.
We believe that Sheikh Nimr was following the path of Hussain (as), and his blood would be the undoing of the tyrannous and oppressive regime of Saudi Arabia.