Nimr al-Nimr

1959 - 2016

Nimr al-Nimr

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 896,667 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 269th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 268 out of 426Before him are Tatyana Baramzina, Leymah Gbowee, Mirzo Tursunzoda, Abbie Hoffman, Donald Watson, and Gunnar Sønsteby. After him are Emmett Till, Flora MacDonald, Udham Singh, Toyohiko Kagawa, Kate Sheppard, and Louise Bryant.

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Among people born in 1959, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 94Before him are Jon Fosse, Baron Waqa, Alessandro Nannini, Andrew Fire, Yasmina Reza, and James Wong. After him are Tobias Moretti, Pete Burns, Sigmar Gabriel, Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior, Erhard Loretan, and Jonathan Franzen. Among people deceased in 2016, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 188Before him are Guido Westerwelle, Arnold Wesker, Merle Haggard, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Madeleine Lebeau, and Charmian Carr. After him are Ann Morgan Guilbert, Mahasweta Devi, Pete Burns, Faina Melnik, Giovanni Coppa, and Miruts Yifter.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Nimr al-Nimr ranks 118 out of 174Before him are Sultan bin Salman Al Saud (1956), Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Muhammad bin Nayef (1959), 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As (616), Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930), and Saad Hariri (1970). After him are Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), Mohammad bin Salman (1985), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Al-A'sha (570), Majed Abdullah (1959), and Ibn al-Khattab (1969).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Saudi Arabia

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

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