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October, 2016

August, 2016

  • 25 August

    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 …

  • 22 August

    Violence towards Shia Clerics Spreads to Afghanistan

    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 …

  • 19 August

    Alarming Arrest of Shia Clerics: 47 arrested in 60 days

    Shia Rights Watch is greatly saddened and disturbed at the alarming number of Shia clerics who are being unlawfully arrested in Bahrain. This blatant targeting of Shia religious leaders is unacceptable and unfounded. According to recent investigations as many as 47 Shia clerics have been arrested since June 20th, 2016. …

  • 11 August

    International Youth Day 2016

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    As most other International days, International Youth Day is to celebrate youth, talk about its importance and pay more attention to issues concerning this group. August 12 is recognized as International Youth Day by the United Nations.  As a human rights NGO, Shia Rights Watch would like to use this …

  • 10 August

    Bahraini Clerics under Attack

    Bahraini Clerics under Attack Shia Rights Watch is greatly saddened and disturbed at the alarming number of Shia clerics who are being unlawfully arrested in Bahrain. This blatant targeting of Shia religious leaders, including Sayed Majeed Al Mishal is unacceptable and unfounded. SRW calls on Bahrain’s leaders to release him …

  • 9 August

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous People “The Case of HAZARA”

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    Shia Rights Watch believes that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and liberties. Unfortunately, the indigenous Hazara people of Afghanistan are currently being restricted from their full liberties as a persecuted minority. Rather than facing oppression, these indigenous and minority groups should be embraced for the diversity and …

July, 2016

  • 27 July

    SRW’s 6 Month Report

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    SRW’s 6 Month Report: January – June 2016 Shia Rights Watch’s 12 page, biannual report highlights the rights of Shia Muslims across the world, and intends to raise awareness of the blatant oppression of this population. From January through June of this year, Shia in the Middle East experienced increased …

  • 27 July

    SRW’s Six Month Accomplishments

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    SRW’s Six Month Accomplishments Dear SRW members, interns, volunteers, followers and subscribers, While you were busy supporting us, we were working hard defending Shia minority rights. This is a brief summary to thank you for your help, hard work and support. Because of you, SRW has been able to defend …

  • 25 July

    SRW Stands in Solidarity with Afghan Hazara Community

      Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns recent attack to Afghan Shia community this Saturday as 80 people were killed and more than 260 were wounded. Although life has never been easy for Shia minority, Afghan Shia have suffered more than many of their fellow Shia in neighboring country. Afghanistan has …