Anger, protests spread after Saudi cleric's execution

An Iraqi man on January 3, 2016 in Baghdad holds a portrait of Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authoritiesIran’s supreme leader warned Sunday that Saudi Arabia would face “divine revenge” for executing a Shiite cleric as condemnation also poured in from Iraq and protesters took to the streets. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was joined in his condemnation of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s death by Iraq’s top Shiite authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who called the death sentence an unjust act of aggression.

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