Jan 3, 2016, 6:18 PM
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Velayati condemns execution of prominent Saudi Shia cleric

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Secretary General of the World Islamic Awakening Assembly Ali-Akbar Velayati on Sunday condemned execution of Prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr.

In a statement, issued on Sunday, Velayati said the news on martyrdom of Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr, the leader of Islamic Awakening Movement in east Saudi Arabia made Muslims and freedom lovers around the world sad and unhappy.
Velayati said what Sheikh Nimr tried to say was restoration of the rights of Saudi Muslims to decide their fate and ridding them of injustice and unfair measures.
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