Saudi Shiite cleric sentenced to death for 'sedition'

Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was wounded following his arrest by Saudi security forces in Qatif, on July 8, 2012Riyadh (AFP) – A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr to death after convicting him of sedition, his family said.

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