Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners charged with terrorism Saturday, sparking sectarian outrage across the region. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Deb Amos about how the events have further divided Sunnis and Shiites.
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Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people, including Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iran had close ties to al-Nimr and condemned the execution, saying there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia.