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Parachinar: Post-Conflict Remunerations

For Shia Muslims, the Holy month of Ramadan is a month of fear and anxiety as attacks on Shia congregations are prevalent. Terror Organizations feed on already existing anti-Shia sentiment to encourage suicide bombings. On June 23rd, twin blasts went off in northwestern Pakistan. The city of Parachinar became the …

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شيعة رايتس ووتش: ابعاد الامن الكويتي للشيخ الاسدي انتهاك صارخ واجراء مستنكر

اطلعت منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش الدولية على حيثيات قضية إبعاد الخطيب الحسيني الشيخ عبد الحسن الاسدي الى خارج دولة الكويت بشكل تهكمي يثير الاستهجان سيما مع غياب الحجج القانونية لهذا الاجراء المستنكر. فبحسب إفادات ادلت بها شخصيات مطلعة على قضية إبعاد الشيخ الاسدي الى خارج دولة الكويت، بعد قدومه اليها …

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ISIS in Iran, 12 Killed and 40 Wounded

12 people killed and 40 injured as four attackers entered Iranian parliament, some of which dressed as woman. Security forces surrounded the parliament as people helped each other escaping from the window, witnesses report. Although Iran is actively fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, this group has not, until now, …

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Soon majority of Bahrain population will be in prison

On Saturday, June 3rd, Bahrain’s Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the five-year prison term against seven defendants charged with “unlawful” assembly, the gathering of 5 people or more; setting tires alight; and hurling petrol bombs at government vehicles in Juffair, a neighborhood in Eastern Manama, on August 2, 2013. Along …

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Violations Continue in 16 Days of Siege

Sources report Saudi court sentenced as many as 14 activists to the death penalty on May 25th.  The sentencing was based on the activists’ participation in pro-democracy protests. The government, usually, accuses the activist of terrorist activities, however the new sentences point to an escalation of violence towards protestors. Several …

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50 Shia Muslims Killed in Hama

Despite international efforts to thwart ISIS crimes, ISIS continues to target and kill minority groups in Syria. Fueled by radicalistic ideology, ISIS militants target any and all religious groups with beliefs in deviation of their own beliefs. Sources report ISIS raids in the Hama province of Syria. Hama is heavily …

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Case of Sheikh Isa Qassim, Violations Continues in Bahrain

Bahraini government fines, strips nationality, and gives jail time to Sheikh Isa Qassim, another Bahraini Shia cleric. Suspended jail time in addition to $265,000 fine of Sheikh Isa Qassim is another example of Bahrain’s religious discrimination and controlling of religious freedom. Sheikh Qassim was accused and charged of illegal fundraising and …

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Stand Up for Awamiya

Saudi Shia are not even treated as second class citizens anymore: siege suggests they are not considered citizens at all, says SRW. Six days in, the siege in Awamiya remains strong. Sources report that Saudi forces invaded the town beginning at 3 am, closed all entrances and started to demolish …

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