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Outrage in Iraq over Saudi execution of Shiite cleric

Iraq's Asaib Ahl al-Haq group (The League of the Righteous) has demanded the end of the Saud family's rule in Saudi ArabiaThe execution in Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite cleric Saturday sparked outrage in neighbouring Iraq, from protesters threatening the royal family to politicians calling for diplomatic action. Hundreds of people demonstrated in the holy Shiite city of Karbala and some leaders urged the government to close down the newly reopened Saudi embassy in Baghdad. Nimr al-Nimr, a driving force of protests that broke out in 2011 in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s east, was among 47 people executed in Saudi Arabia.

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