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        7/9/2012, Tammuz 19, 5772

      Saudi Arabia Arrests Prominent Shiite Cleric

      A prominent Shiite cleric and critic of the Saudi government, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, was arrested in the kingdom's eastern province on Sunday.

      Interior ministry spokesman Mansur Turki, cited by the official SPA news agency, said that al-Nimr “was arrested in Al-Awamiya after being wounded while resisting the security forces.”

      Turki added that al-Nimr was taken to hospital and is due to be interrogated.