Demonstration against the execution of  Shia cleric

Demonstration against the execution of  Shia cleric

Athens, January 6, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Shiite Muslims (most of them  Pakistanis)  held a demonstration today in Athens, in front of the Saudi Arabianembassy, condemning the execution of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr. The demonstrators were shouting «down with the Al Saud”  (the sunni royal family) and “Justice”

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people including Nimr, whom the government accused of inciting violence against the police. His supporters, however, said he was a peaceful dissident who advocated greater rights for the kingdom’s Shiite minority and that he was arrested during a peaceful demonstration back  in 2012.