Who was Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr?

Updated 05 January 2016
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Who was Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr?

JEDDAH: Nimr Baqr Al-Nimr was active in inciting armed opposition and had activities in raising funds and arms for terrorists. 
A warrant for his arrest was issued and 35 people were arrested. He was, along with other accomplices, involved in exchanging fire with police, who were peacefully trying to arrest them.
He was arrested while attempting to smuggle a terrorist, who was wanted by the police for murder charges.
Al-Nimr had been convicted of committing eight crimes and delivering numerous hostile and fiery speeches since 2002 which led to the death and injury of several police officers.
Al-Nimr's speeches were a driving force behind the violent protests that broke out in 2011 in Qatif that served third parties, most notably Iran.
He has been delivering regular religious sermons on Fridays at Imam Hussain Mosque in Al-Awamiyah since 2002. Later his sermons took on a political hue. He accused statesmen and security forces of blasphemy and called for public uprising against the state.
In March 2009, he criticized the Saudi authorities and suggested secession of the Shiite regions to form a united Shiite state. During the Shiite-led protest in Bahrain, Al-Nimr demanded the exit of Gulf armies from Bahrain, criticizing the rulers there.
In October 2011, he accused the Saudi security forces as riot troops. In addition, he insulted the leaders and officials, objecting to appointments made by the state.
On Oct. 15, 2014, Al-Nimr was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court for seeking ‘foreign meddling’ in Saudi Arabia, ‘disobeying’ its rulers and taking up arms against the security forces.


Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

A man was arrested by Jeddah police for turning his apartment in to a clinic. (Shutterstock)
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Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

  • The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him
  • the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones

JEDDAH: Jeddah police and the Health Ministry have arrested a man who had turned his apartment in Al-Bawadi district into a chiropractic clinic.

The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him. The director of the Compliance Department, Sultan Al-Mehmadi, said the man’s activities were being monitored since May 12, 2017, after information had been reported about malpractices in the apartment.

He added that the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones.

“Inside the apartment, concerned authorities found a room dedicated to manual therapy, and seized… paper used for preparing invoices and medical reports, stamps for crediting these documents, a large number of lab test results, and X-rays requested by him,” Al-Mehmadi said.

“The fake physician was found to be a 66-year-old Lebanese man. After the initial interrogation, he admitted to having been practicing this profession for 15 years.”

The apartment was equipped with medical devices and machines used for physical therapy, and featured medical certificates obtained from anonymous sources, Al-Mehmadi added.

The expatriate’s practice was not approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and he was not licensed to practice a health-related profession. As such, he has violated Article 28 of the Law of Practicing Health Care Professions.

Jeddah’s Health Department urged citizens and residents to be cautious and not get deceived by such practices, which may cause more harm than good.

The department said it will not hesitate to arrest violators who manipulate and deceive people in need for treatment.