Awakening not suppressible: Leader’s tweet on Nimr’s execution

A screenshot of the tweet by the official twitter page of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the execution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia. Following Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr , the official Twitter page of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has posted a tweet reading, “Awakening is not suppressible.” The text, which was part of a speech delivered by the Leader on May 16, 2015, was inscribed next to a photo of Sheikh Nimr and above portraits of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the former leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas who was killed in an Israeli air strike in 2004; former high-ranking Hezbollah member Samir Qantar, who was killed during an Israeli raid in December, 2015; and prominent Nigerian Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, who was recently detained in a raid by army forces. On Saturday, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced that Sheikh Nimr along with 46 others, who were convicted of being involved in “terrorism” and adopting a “Takfiri” ideology, had been put to death.

Sheikh Nimr, a critic of the Riyadh regime, was arrested in 2012 in the Qatif region of Shia-dominated Eastern Province, which was the scene of peaceful anti-regime demonstrations at the time. He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security, making anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners.

He had rejected all the charges as baseless. Meanwhile, Ayatollah Khamenei's official English website,, also carried a large image of Sheikh Nimr on its front page with the words "What the Quran promised" with a pointer pointing to a photo below containing the Quranic verse: “And whoever is killed wrongfully, we have certainly given his heir an authority.”

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