Yemen's Houthis condemn execution of "holy warrior" Nimr

by Reuters
Saturday, 2 January 2016 09:29 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement mourned a Shi'ite cleric executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday as a "holy warrior", in a strong rebuke of the Sunni-dominated kingdom by the Arabian Peninsula's most powerful armed Shi'ite group, a major Saudi foe.

"The Al Saudi family executed today the holy warrior, the grand cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr after a mock trial ... a flagrant violation of human rights," an obituary on the Houthis' official Al Maseera website said. (Reporting by Noah Browning; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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