Saudi death-row cleric in 'high spirits': brother

An undated picture released by reprieve.org on September 23, 2015 shows Ali al-Nimr, a Saudi youth facing the death penalty for taking part in pro-reform protests, posing for a photo at an unknown locationSaudi death-row Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is in high spirits despite reports he is at risk of imminent execution, his brother said after visiting the sheikh. Nimr was a driving force behind protests that erupted in 2011 in eastern Saudi Arabia, where most of the Shiite minority live. Amnesty International said last week that he was among six Shiite activists at imminent risk of execution who were “clearly convicted in unfair trials”.

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