Iranian reaction to execution of Nimr al-Nimr

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Outrage in the Muslim world over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

In the region, the rage is on display in Shiite Iran, Shiite majority Iraq, Shiite-majority Bahrain and Hezbollah.

But, the fire storm is spreading to Britain, to India, to Pakistan and the list goes on.

Protestors are denouncing Riyadh’s execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. He was among 47 executed for terrorism.

As a Shiite cleric executed in a Sunni kingdom, protestors and officials have labeled it an ‘assassination.’

CCTV America’s Susan Roberts interviewed Elmira Jafari, CCTV’s news producer and Iranian journalist.

Elmira Jafari on Iranian reaction to Nimr al-Nimr

Elmira Jafari on Iranian reaction to Nimr al-Nimr

CCTV America’s Susan Roberts interviewed Elmira Jafari, CCTV’s news producer and Iranian journalist.