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Islamic Guidance Minister condoles martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 2, IRNA -- Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati on Saturday condoled martyrdom of prominent Shia Leader Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

In a message, Jannati said that martyrdom of a prominent Shia leader of the Muslim World by Saudi Arabian government is a clear evidence of catastrophic behavior in a land, which was once a center for blessing of religion of prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The horrible martyrdom of such constructive character, which was expanding divine virtue, will force Saudi rulers to react before world public opinion and will have a bitter consequence for them.

He expressed his deep sorrow and sympathy for martyrdom of the religious leader and expressed his hatred for such inhuman behavior.

Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr was born in 1968 in east of Saudi Arabia city of al-Awamiyeh in a family with religious background, which had several religious leaders.

He was executed by Saudi government on Saturday with 46 other Saudi citizens.


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