ADHRB has compiled a number of Sheikh Nimr’s speeches and sermons that highlight his efforts to peacefully call for political reform and respect for human rights in Saudi Arabia. In the videos below, Sheikh Nimr discusses government oppression and describes how Saudis must peacefully demand change that will promote equality and end abuses.


 

In this video, Sheikh Nimr explains why peaceful protest must be used in the face of government violence, arguing that “the roar of the word is mightier than the sound of bullets.”

Read the transcript here.

 


 

In this video, Sheikh Nimr criticizes the government’s use of weapons. He argues that the authorities will send armed protesters into demonstrations to militarize protests and find justifications to silence those demanding their rights. For this reason, weapons are not allowed in protests.

Read the transcript here.

 


 

In this video, Sheikh Nimr discusses the oppression, discrimination, and injustice he has witnessed in Saudi Arabia throughout his life.

Read the transcript here.

 


 

In this video, Sheikh Nimr discusses the beginning of the Saudi protests in 2011, when youth took to the streets to demand reform, honor, and freedom. He criticizes Saudi authorities for instigating unrest and strife and promises to stand by the protesters.

Read the transcript here.

 


 

In this video, Sheikh Nimr discusses the Saudi government’s allegations that protesters are acting on the orders of a foreign country. He refutes this claim, saying that protesters’ grievances relate to local Saudi issues.

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In this video, Sheikh Nimr refutes allegations that he and other protesters have ties to other countries, stating that they are connected only to their values. Not violence, but rather determination, belief, and steadfastness will eventually bring justice to Saudi Arabia.

Read the transcript here.