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    A mass protest outside the Saudi embassy is ongoing in New Delhi in the wake of the execution of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Riyadh, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Police are using water cannons to disperse the crowd. 

    Protest was organized by Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind, the all-India organization of Shia clerics, and All-India Shia Muslim Personal Law Board.

    On Saturday, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced the execution of al-Nimr, an outspoken critic of the Saudi monarchy, along with 46 other people convicted of terrorism. The move triggered protests in Iran, where demonstrators attacked the Saudi embassy in capital Tehran and the consulate in the city of Mashhad.

    Mass Execution in Saudi Arabia Whips Up Tensions (108)


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