New York, SANA- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has said he is “deeply dismayed” about the Saudi Arabia’s executions of 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

 

Saudi regime on Saturday announced the execution of 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on different alleged charges.

 

Ban said in a statement, quoted by his spokesman, ..Sheik al-Nimr and a number of the other prisoners executed had been convicted following trials that raised serious concerns over the nature of the charges and the fairness of the process.

 

Ban raised the case of Sheikh al-Nimr with Saudi leadership on a number of occasions, the spokesman added.

 

The Secretary-General reiterates his strong stance against the death penalty and points to the growing movement in the international community for the abolition of capital punishment and urges Saudi Arabia to commute all death sentences imposed in the Kingdom.

 

The crime of executing Sheikh al-Nimr sparked a worldwide condemnation of this crime, where Iranian protesters stormed Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad.

 

Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said the execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr and 46 other Saudis is an assassination of liberties and human rights, and a reflection of the policy of the oppressive and disturbed Al Saud regime.

 

SANA