Nimr al-Nimr

1959 - 2016

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Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr (Arabic: نمر باقر النمر‎, translit. Nimr Bāqir an-Nimr; 21 June 1959 – 2 January 2016; also Romanized Bakir al-Nimr, al-Nemr, al-Namr, al-Nimer, al-Nemer, al-Namer), commonly referred to as Sheikh Nimr, was a Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province whose arrest and execution was widely condemned, including by governments and human rights organizations.He was popular among youth and critical of the Saudi Arabian government, calling for free elections in Saudi Arabia. He was arrested by Saudi authorities in 2006, at which time al-Nimr said he was beaten by the Mabahith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nimr al-Nimr has received more than 973,734 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Nimr al-Nimr is the 263rd most popular social activist (up from 266th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 118th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Saudi Arabian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 263 out of 544Before him are Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven, William Howard Russell, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Nancy Wake, Beppe Grillo, and Ken Saro-Wiwa. After him are Ricardo Flores Magón, Édouard René de Laboulaye, Muhamed Mehmedbašić, Gaius Hostilius Mancinus, Charles Boycott, and Jayaprakash Narayan.

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Among people born in 1959, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 85Before him are Luis Fernández, Clancy Brown, Guy Laliberté, Peter Mensah, Donna Strickland, and Hassan Diab. After him are Moza bint Nasser, Wim Hof, Catherine Keener, Filipe Nyusi, Jon Fosse, and Stephen Harper. Among people deceased in 2016, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 174Before him are Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Carmen Pereira, Zdravko Tolimir, Arnold Palmer, S. R. Nathan, and Loris Francesco Capovilla. After him are Lars Gustafsson, Guido Westerwelle, Nate Thurmond, Fazil Iskander, Martin Gray, and Miruts Yifter.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 139 out of 222Before him are Muhammad bin Nayef (1959), Sultan bin Salman Al Saud (1956), Shaykh Ahmad (1753), Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930), and Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1931). After him are Al-Hurr ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Thaqafi (700), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Jotapianus (200), Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), Ibn al-Khattab (1969), and Al-A'sha (570).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among social activists born in Saudi Arabia, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 2Before him are Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (622). After him are Loujain al-Hathloul (1989).