Guardian Council condemns execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA -- Guardian Council issued a statement on Sunday to condemn execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr by Saudi rulers.
The statement reads that once again the Saudi regime committed a heinous crime through dastardly execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimir and proved its malice and wickedness.
Execution of a prominent religious figure who served promotion of genuine Islam has angered all freedom lovers mainly Shia population of the world, he said.
Human Rights organizations have closed their eyes on such crimes committed by Saudi rulers in Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Syria, it said.
The Guardian Council in its statement expressed condolences to Muslim nations mainly oppressed Shia community in Saudi Arabia and prayed to God for toppling of tyrannical powers in the world -- the Zionist and the Saudi leaders.
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