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Foreign Ministry: Nimr’s execution is unjust, violates human rights

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.


Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the unjust execution of the Saudi Cleric Nimr al-Nimr, while pointed out that the elements of the ISIS organization should have been charged with terrorism not the opponents. It also assured that the execution of al-Nimr will not serve the region and its stability.

The Ministry’s Spokesman Ahmed Gamal said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs is condemning the unjust execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr,” adding that, “The freedom of expression and human rights must be respected and this execution is a violation of these rights.”

Gamal continued, “The charges of terrorism should have been directed to the elements of the terrorist organization “ISIS” not to the opinion’s opponents.”


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  1. So the execution of a cleric is unjust yet the execution of people who are not clerics that is just because they are not clerics. Some countries do NOT have any executions.

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