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20160102
Saudi Arabia enjoys the support of allies like the U.S. and U.K. at the human rights body.

Saudi Arabia’s announcement Saturday that it executed 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, caused protests in Shiite neighborhoods around the world, from Saudi Arabia itself to Bahrain to Kashmir.

Shiite leaders in countries including Iran, Lebanon and Iraq issued fierce warnings that the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who supported regional anti-government protests and was arrested in 2012, would herald the downfall of the Saudi regime. European officials criticized the mass executions and warned that Nimr’s death risking inflaming sectarian tensions in the region.
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said the people sentenced were convicted terrorists. Besides Nimr, they included at least three other Shiite political detainees and alleged al Qaeda militants. Shiites make up around 10 percent of Saudi Arabia's population.
Death sentences in the country are usually carried out by beheading with a sword.....................

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