Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Friends of Saudi Arabia is Responsible for Brutal Killing of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr

“I am sorry to say that the American government did not offer to make any efforts on this, although they knew the danger of this action and the repercussions,”

“We asked very clearly for the American president to intervene as a friend of Saudi Arabia — and the Americans did not intervene,” he said in a telephone interview from al-Awamiyah, a village situated in the Qatif region in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

This statement came on 05 Jan. 2016 from Mohammed al-Nimr, brother of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr to an online news portal.

Mohammed al-Nimr’s own son, Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr, has also been sentenced to death over his alleged role in anti-regime protests in 2012, when he was 17 years old.

Mohammed al-Nimr said that, in the aftermath of his brother’s execution, he is now increasingly concerned that his son will also be put to death.

“Our fears were great, but now our fears are greater,” he said. “We don’t trust promises anymore. This issue needs political energy from the friends of Saudi Arabia.”

More News from Qatif

Saudi security forces have opened indiscriminate fire on vehicles and buildings in a Shia-populated town in the country's east, where a contingent of armored vehicles arrived on Tuesday to curb any unrest.

The kingdom is on edge over fears of possible protests following its execution of prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
Early Tuesday, armored vehicles stormed al-Awamiyah in a show of force, the Shabab al-Ahrar activism group reported on its Facebook page.

It said security forces then started to fire at about two dozen vehicles in the city, resulting in damage to some residential buildings and shops.

The town as well as the Qatif district, both in the restive Shia-dominated Eastern Province, have been the site of peaceful demonstrations since February 2011.

Demonstrators have been voicing protest at Riyadh’s suppressive policies against its Shia minority.

Security forces have also been alerted across Saudi Arabia in the wake of the kingdom’s execution of Sheikh Nimr, who was an outspoken critic of Riyadh’s policies and its treatment of the Shias.

Hundreds of armored vehicles headed to Qatif to quell any potential protests as the kingdom announced its executions on Saturday.

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