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Citizens of Tomorrow: International Youth Day

While youth make up a slight majority of the world’s population today, they make up all of tomorrow. Of the world 7.6 billion population, there are 1.4 billion individuals between the ages of 15-24. If one were to use the internationally comprehensive classification of “young people,” the world is comprised …

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#612ShiaDay

On June 12, 2014, Daesh militants marched 3000 Iraq soldiers from a previously the US operated military base, Camp Speicher, to Tikrit, 140 km north west of Baghdad. On arrival, militants divided the soldiers by religious affiliation, allowing all non-Shia to leave. Those remaining, approximately 1700 Shia soldiers, were shot …

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Pakistan’s First Steps Against Anti-Shiism

“If the government cannot ensure security for the Shia Muslims then it must devise mechanisms to ensure their survival,” stated Mian Saqib Nisar, the Chief Justice of Pakistan on May 2, 2018. The statement came after the submission of a report detailing the death of 399 Hazara Shia in Baluchistan …

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Ramadan Kareem

Shia Rights Watch extends its warmest Ramadan wishes to the Muslim nation. May this holy month be the month of illumination for our hearts and the source of our guidance. Ramadan is the month of mercy and prosperity for all. Those who serve to promote peace in their larger communities …

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The Bahrain Uprising, Seven Years Later

The Bahrain Uprising, Seven Years Later In 2011, Bahraini citizens joined the regional fight for freedom. Thousands of Bahraini nationals came together, protesting the nations unequal distributions of jobs, housing, and political power. They asked for a new constitution that would allow people to be more involved in their nation-state. …

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Muharram 2017 Advisory

Muharram Advisory Dear Fellow Shia Muslims, As a human rights NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Shia Muslims globally, we are writing to bring to your attention the veneration and importance of practicing safety in your community in the month of Muharram. Since Muharram is the time Shia …

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Hajj 2017 Travel Advisory

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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Letter to Prime Minister of CANADA

Canada Made weapon used in Saudi

2017-08-04 Respected Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada has long been recognized for its peace-keeping role around the world. Canadian values of freedom, respect for human rights and cultural differences and a commitment to social justice has developed this country to a welcoming and inclusive nation. However, a recent elevated violent crackdown …

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Our Heart Goes out to Afghanistan

Our Heart Goes out to Afghanistan We, at Shia Rights Watch, are deeply saddened by the ruthless targeting of Afghan Shia by two suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on August 1, 2017. The attack was reported to have killed as many as …

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