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Saudi Shias Attend Mourning Ceremonies on Final Days of Safar

Safar is the second month on the lunar Hijri calendar. People in the Shia majority city of Qatif took part in the ceremonies held on Wednesday to mourn the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH), Al-Awamiya News website reported. 

They also carried the pictures of those arrested or martyred by Saudi forces during peaceful protests held in the city. 

The mourners called for the release of all political prisoners, especially the imprisoned scholars like Ayatollah Nemr Al-Nemr. It is the third consecutive year the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is held in Qatif with the massive participation of people.