(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - On the death penalty sentence for ‘Sheikh Al-Nimr’ the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) World Assembly issued an important statement.
The Assembly condemning the unjust sentence of the death penalty and expresses its deep concern about the fate of ‘Sheikh Al-Nimr’ and other Saudi political activists.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly also calling them Muharib (somebody who engage in war with Allah) to underlying suppression of other religions scholars and people's fundamental rights, and added: “For decades, Saudi people have demanded the restoration of their trampled rights, the right to vote, political freedom, freedom of expression and social and religious activities, all of which ignored and suppressed by the Saudi regime.”
Full text of the statement is as follows:
بسم الله الرّحمن الرّحيم
الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَاهَدُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِندَ اللّهِ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ
Those who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah; … and it is those who are the achievers [of success].
The Public Prosecutor's Office in Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented and dangerous action, has demanded the death penalty for prominent Cleric “Hujjatul-Islam Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr” for so-called ‘waging war on Allah’ (Muharibah), ‘instigating unrest’ in Qatif and ‘acting against national security’.
The allegations are made against Sheikh Al-Nimr and other religious scholars and political activists while they had just demanded the restoration of people’s rights in ‘Al-Sharqiyah region’ as well as establishment of freedom, justice, equality and a democratic government.
The Saudi regime, in another illegal act, has jailed 18 Shiah people accused of spying for a foreign country, which was denied by detainees as well as other organizations and associations.
After Saudi Prosecutor’s comments, a wave of protests came up by people and human rights organizations in Saudi Arabia and other countries, who have expressed concern about the fate of Sheikh Al-Nimr.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly, while condemning the unjust demand of Saudi Prosecutor, expresses its deep concern about the fate of the Mujahid scholar Sheikh Al-Nimr and other political activists and innocent people; as the court has been set up without the presence of any lawyer, lawsuit, or the right of defense for the accused persons.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly holds the charge of ‘Muharibah’ against Sheikh Al-Nimr as preparing the ground for suppression of other religious clerics and activists who cry the fundamental rights of people who, for decades, have demanded the restoration of their trampled rights, the right to vote, political freedom, freedom of expression and social and religious activities, all of which ignored and suppressed by the Saudi regime.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly urges all its representatives and members as well as all international bodies and human rights organizations around the world to take prompt and effective actions to save the lives of ‘Sheikh Al-Nimr’, ‘Allamah al-Amer’ and all political prisoners in Saudi Arabia, and to pressure the Al Saud regime to meet the basic human rights and freedom of Shiites and grant them the right to participate in their own fate.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly also appeals to Grand Ayatollahs, distinguished scholars, Islamic seminaries, and all political personalities all over the Muslim world to issue statements and put the Saudi regime under pressure in order to safeguard the dignity of religious and political leaders and clerics and to call for release of Sheikh Al-Nimr and other political activists.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly asks the mass media around the world to break their silence concerning such important events and broadcast the facts in order to enlighten the minds of people.
28 March 2013