July 13, 2016

Saudi regime arrests prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Habib



Sheikh Habib was arrested in the Shia majority Qatif region, along with three of his companions on Saturday. They were reportedly transferred to a facility in the capital Riyadh for questioning. The senior cleric is known for his criticism of the Saudi regime and its policies towards the Shias.

The cleric intensified its anti-government criticism earlier this year when Riyadh executed prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. The execution caused international outrage, with many condemning the move as a sign of Saudi Arabia’s lack of tolerance for dissent. Read more.

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