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UN Women for Peace


On Tuesday October 6th, Shia Rights Watch attended a United Nations Meeting of delegates and NGOs on the plight of Yezidi women under ISIS. This event, held by the UN Women for Peace Alliance, discussed the current condition of Yezidi women in ISIS-held territories. The speakers at this event included …

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Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners


On October 7th Shia Rights Watch attended a high-level UN event on the implementation of the Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners. The Mandela Rules are a revision of the 1955 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. These non-binding guidelines for how states treat their prisoners had …

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Shia Weekly News #34


2015-10-05 Bahrain In Bahrain, the government has been accused of working to erase the culture and heritage of Bahraini Shia by denying may of them access to a Shia religious education. This week Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), in …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in September 2015


Nine Months of Anti-Shiism The year is nearly finished, but violence and persecution of Shias does not appear to end. The current trend for the year shows a decrease overall, but that is heavily skewed by the most recent month being lower than everything we have seen so far. Without …

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