Saudi Arabia’s biggest mass execution in 35 years

Nimr al-Nimr arrested in 2012 Majority convicted of al-Qaeda attacks 2003-06 News “vigorously condemned” by regional rivals Protests held in Riyadh, Bahrain News that a prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric was among those killed in Saudi Arabia’s biggest mass execution for 35 years has met with a furious international reaction. Most of the 47 executed were convicted…

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