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July, 2016

  • 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 …

  • 12 July

    SRW Urges Rebuilt of Jannat al- Baqi

    Shia Rights Watch

    This 13th of July marks the 8th of Shawwal, the 91st anniversary of the demolition of Jannat al- Baqi cemetery in Medina. Shia Rights Watch condemns and holds in commemoration this day as Jannat al-Baqi is home to the resting place of numerous Shia notables, including Prophet Mohammad’s children and …

June, 2016

  • 6 June

    Ramadan

    Shia Rights Watch_Ramdan Kareem رمضان کریم

    As the month of Ramadan nears, Shia Rights Watch would like to congratulate every muslim on this joyous month. With this month comes faith, love, reflection of the past, and resolution for the future. In the not so far past, Shia muslims were a population not only ostracized, but prosecuted …

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Shia Rights Watch issues its 2015 Annual Report

    Washington, D.C. – Shia Rights Watch is releasing its 2015 Annual Report at the Human Rights Council 31st Session, Geneva. SRW annual Casualty Report, depicting cases of anti-Shiism throughout the past year including cases of arrest, injury, murder, and detainment. Based on in depth research of SRW, an average of, …

November, 2015

  • 23 November

    NGOs Urge Sec. Kerry to Act in Case of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

    20 November 2015 — Washington, DC — Today, a collection of 17 organizations and two individuals working on behalf of human rights and international religious freedom sent a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry, urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt …

September, 2015

  • 23 September

    Shia Rights Watch welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Shia Rights Watch welcomes pope francis

    On behalf of the American Shia community, we welcome Pope Francis with open arms. We know that this trip will we be both enjoyable and productive for both the American community as well as the international community at large. Yesterday afternoon Pope Francis landed in the United States to begin …

August, 2015

July, 2015

  • 13 July

    European resolution on human rights in Bahrain

    Shia Rights Watch #HRC33 Malaysia

    07/13/2015 Last Thursday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights in Bahrain. This resolution, which passed by a large majority in the parliament, calls for a host of actions from the Bahraini government. Through this resolution, the European Parliament condemns all human rights violations committed in the country …

  • 2 July

    Ambassador of Bahrain

    Shia Rights Watch writes letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to request increased protection for Shia Muslims in Bahrain after ISIS threats. Washington, D.C.- July 2, 2015- Shia Rights Watch sent a letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to request greater protection for Shia Muslims in Bahrain leading up to …

June, 2015

  • 19 June

    Ramadan Kareem

    Shia Rights Watch would like to extend its best wishes to the Muslim community around the world as the month of Ramadan approaches. This holy month in which Muslims reflect upon the time in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. This time of fasting, prayer, and reflection …