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Hajj 2016 update: Iraqi Pilgrims Abused in Medina Airport

Abuse of Iraqi Hajj pilgrims in Medina airport

Shia rights violation increases as Hajj season begins in Saudi Arabia. According to Iraqi Hajj groups, their pilgrims face restriction and unexpected search in addition to humiliation and verbal abuse in public. Member of Iraqi Hajj groups were subject to beating, insult and abuse as they entered Medina airport today. …

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Breaking news from Afghanistan, Taliban Attacks Sangcharak

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Taliban’s ongoing attack to Shia Sangcharak in Afghanistan that started on August 24th, resulted in killing of 13 so far. Women and children escaping from the area as their men are protecting the city. Activists report as many as 3000 Taliban soldiers attacked the Shia dense area of Sangcharak yesterday …

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Hajj 2016 Travel Advisory

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With the upcoming Hajj Travel season approaching, travel within Saudi Arabia remains alerting for Shia Muslims making the pilgrimage. The ability of foreign Embassies to assist Shia facing difficulty is extremely limited and difficult. Shia Rights Watch (SRW) has also faced extreme difficulty in assisting Shia in Saudi Arabia who …

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Violence towards Shia Clerics Spreads to Afghanistan

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Shia Rights Watch is concerned about sudden increase of violence toward Shia clerics in Afghanistan as Afghan authorities arrested Sheikh Ghorban Gholampour, a Shia cleric, for unspecified reasons. Last week Sheikh Younes Alawi was killed in Harat as he was returning from prayers at night. Afghan Shia have been under …

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