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August, 2018

  • 12 August

    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 …

June, 2018

  • 12 June

    #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 …

February, 2018

  • 14 February

    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. …

September, 2017

  • 11 September

    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 …

August, 2017

  • 22 August

    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 …

October, 2016

August, 2016

  • 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

    Shia Rights Watch_YouthDay

    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 …