MEE reveals Saudi Arabia to execute three prominent Sunni clerics after Ramadan

Salman al-Odah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari are all set to be executed after Ramadan. [Photo: Internet]
Three prominent moderate Saudi Arabian Sunni scholars, who are held on multiple charges of “terrorism”, will be sentenced to death and executed shortly after Ramadan, Middle East Eye reported, citing two government sources and one of the men’s relatives.

The most prominent of the three clerics is Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda – an internationally renowned scholar known for his comparatively progressive views in the Islamic world on Sharia.

MEE added that the Al-Ouda was arrested in September 2017 shortly after tweeting a prayer for reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbour Qatar, three months after Riyadh launched a blockade on the emirate.

“The other two slated for execution are Awad al-Qarni, a Sunni preacher, academic and author, and Ali al-Omari, a popular broadcaster. They too were arrested in September 2017.” MEE indicated.

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