Muslims4peace and standwithdignity.org, condemns these executions in the strongest possible terms and calls on the international community to stand up to its responsibilities towards the oppressed and suffering people of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has been committing human rights violations inside and outside the Kingdom for decades, and continues to suppress peaceful protests with unrelenting violence and force. This is a systematic policy to hold on to absolute power, whatever the costs, and further the Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad.
Execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr may spark new unrest among Saudi Arabia’s Shiites, largely concentrated in kingdom’s east.
Terrorism sponsored Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 47 people convicted of “terrorism”, including a prominent Shiite cleric known for his sermons criticizing the kingdom’s government and for his support of political anti-government protests, Middle East Online Reports.
The Top Shia cleric, Martyr Nimr al-Nimr, was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the Wahabi-terrorism supported ruled kingdom’s Eastern Province, where the Shiite minority complains of marginalization and Corruption.
But the list does not include Nimr’s nephew, Ali al-Nimr, who was 17 when he was arrested following the protests.
The killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr may spark new unrest among Saudi Arabia’s Shiite minority, largely concentrated in the kingdom’s east, and in Bahrain, which has seen revolutionary protest since 2011 protests by its Shiite majority demanding having rights from its Sunni brutal monarchy which cracking down protesters.
Al-Nimr has been a vocal critic of the government of the tiny island nation of Bahrain. Saudi Arabia invade Bahrain to suppress the uprising, fearing it would spread inside.
Before his arrest in 2012, al-Nimr had said the people do not want rulers who kill and carry out injustices against protesters. He was asked at his trial if he disapproves of the Al Saud ruling family.
Martyr Sheikh Al-Nimr did not deny the political charges against him, but said he never carried weapons or called for violence.
Saudi Arabia carried out at least 157 executions in 2015, with beheading reaching their highest level in the kingdom in two decades, according to several advocacy groups that monitor the death penalty worldwide.
The following text is the letter that Sheikh Nimr left to his mother:
For My Patient Mother Umme Ja’far’:
My mother! always be grateful to God and accept the fate that is awaiting to you; because what God has foreordained for you is more better than its human one, and what he has chosen for us is more wisely than what we want for ourselves; It is true that we need to pray and to ask him anything but he knows our interests better than us.
Praise be to God, who orders people while they are living under the shadow of his rule, [so] nobody can change anything unless the will of God be at that way. My mother! Be aware that God is seer of what people are doing even the smallest one and [our works] are not out of his will; it is enough for us to know that what happens to us are only on the basis of divine providence and nothing else.
At the end, I leave you and all people to God who is the best guardian and protector.