Jan 3, 2016, 5:00 PM
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Memorial service for Shia religious leader due to be held on Monday

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Memorial service for Shia religious leader Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr will be held in all mosques of Tehran on Monday.

Public Relations Department at Tehran Province Mosques Affairs Center said the memorial service for the late religious leader of the Saudi Shia community will be held after the evening prayers.
Sheikh Nimr was the vocal critic of the Saudi kingdom for the injustice against the Saudi Shia community and the aggression on national sovereignty of Yemen by indiscriminate bombardment of Yemeni civilian targets at the request of the fugitive government.
Iran protested to Saudi government over death of the Shia religious leader and said that punishment of the religious leader of the Shia Community in Saudi Arabia is blatant violation of Customary International Law.