Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a young protestor and nephew of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who was executed on 2 January without warning in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in 2012 with two others who were also minors at the time, following anti-government protests in 2011.

In 2013, aged just 17, he was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion after he admitted to crimes under torture, and is expected to be tortured in a matter of days.

His mother, Umm Bakr, told The Times she fears her son was used “as a card against his uncle”. She continued that he signed confessions for false charges including carrying a weapon.

Mohammed al-Nimr, his father and the brother of Sheikh Nimr, believes his son was “just like any other youth,” he said: “When the movement started, he joined, believing he would take on the burden for the people.”

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 217
  •  
  • 11
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    228
    Shares
ALSO READ  Emir praises 'very very strong' Franco-Qatari relationship (video)
Deputy-Editor at Al-Masdar News. You can follow on Twitter: oulosP

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
est 338Lapua

But hey, do not despair, Fat Saudi sheiks are received in red carpets, when they arrive to US ,UK, France, furthermore the F.UK.US Clan refused to list as terrorist any group vetted by Saudi Sheiks as “moderates”!

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

It’s the state that should be listed as terrorist and they’re not the only ones in this case. And due to the sexual discriminations, treated even the same way South-Africa was in the 80’s.
KSA leaders are so nuts that they both fund the Talebans AND the Afghan govt!

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

Yeah, c’mon, al-Saud house, go on playing like this : you’re sawing the branch you sit on. You just have all the western public opinion against you and even if you managed to bribe some of our politicians, the people always ends with the last word in the west and sooner than you think, it’ll be the same on your lands. You’re sealing your own fate as Louis XVI previously did. Your heads are gonna roll too.