Hezbollah warns Saudis on Sheikh Nimr’s trial
15 August, 2014
Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has demanded a halt to the prosecution or any legal pursuit of prominent Saudi cleric Ayatollah Nimr Baqer al-Nimr by the Riyadh regime, vowing that continuing with the fabricated legal case against the Shia scholar will further deteriorate the regional situation.
In a Wednesday statement on the case, Hezbollah has called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to stop the trial of Sheikh Nimr based on trumped up charges, al-Alam news network reported Thursday.
The statement added that the objective of Saudi authorities in insisting on following up with the prosecution of Sheikh Nimr, who has been in detention since 2012 based on false accusations, is to issue harsh sentences against him.
“The continued detention of this great scholar and prosecuting him for [engaging in] natural political activities comes while such rights exist for every individual and every scholar and expression of ideas and views is a natural right of all individuals, underlined by all international regulation and divine faiths,” said the Hezbollah statement.
The Lebanese resistance group further emphasized in the statement that the issuance of any unjust ruling in the case will be harmful to Islamic relations and may lead to deterioration of the regional atmosphere.
It further emphasized that the region is in need of cooperation and collaboration among Arab and Muslim nations in efforts to encounter threats they are facing today. …more