Saudi dictatorship kills demonstrators
From the New York Times in the USA:
July 9, 2012, 9:58 pm
At Least Two Protesters Are Killed in Saudi Arabia
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
The arrest of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric over the weekend has ignited protests in eastern Saudi Arabia that have left at least two people dead, the Saudi interior ministry told news agencies on Monday.
The cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, is reported to be a prominent voice of protest among Saudi Arabia’s Shiites who say they face discrimination at the hands of dominant Sunnis in the workplace, universities and elsewhere. Mr. Nimr was arrested on Sunday for “sedition” after being shot in the leg in a tussle with the police, Saudi officials said.
The circumstances of his arrest remain murky. The authorities said that Mr. Nimr and his…
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