9/17/2014 11:13:11 PM
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Shabestan news agency has reported with reference of some Arabic media that the court of Riyadh has sentenced 17 years imprisonment to famous Shiite scholar Sheikh Nimr on charge of inciting people to participate in anti-government protests. Court has also fined him a sum of a hundred and thousand Saudi riyal.
It is to be noted that Sheikh Nimr can file an appeal for review of court decision within three days. Sheikh Nimr has been in jail since last two years. Court has accused him with many allegations, some of which includes, disgracing the government, participation in anti-government protests, supporting the revolution of Bahrain and inviting people to reconstruct the Jannat-ul-Baqi cemetery.
It is worth mentioning that Sheikh Nimr is fighting for the legitimate rights of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia. He alleged the government that it acts discrimination towards the rights of Shiite Muslims.