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July, 2014

  • 2 July

    Who is who in Yemen?

    Yemenis, like citizens of number of other Islamic countries, have gone through tough times seeking social justice and freedom. In such process some groups gain power and some lose fair representation due to political agendas. Usually minorities are ones who are easier to sacrifice, and once again Yemeni Shia are …

May, 2014

  • 29 May

    UN Permanent Members are Among the Most Important Arms Dealers

    SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, published a troubling report on the increased spending on arms by countries responsible for human rights violations. According to the report, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among 23 countries that have more than doubled their military expenditure since 2004. While developing countries …

  • 9 May

    Hooray for the Mothers of Activists!

    As Mother’s Day (May 11) draws closer and closer, Shia Rights Watch (SRW) would like to express its appreciation to all mothers of activists who have raised generations of peacemakers. An Arabic-language channel’s recent interview of with the mother of a Saudi fighter in Syria brought hidden emotions and pain …

  • 6 May

    Our Nonlethal Assistances Raise Lethal Fighters in Syria

    On May 5th, 2014 International New York Times reported that “the Obama administration on Monday granted the group diplomatic status and pledged an additional $27 million in nonlethal assistance” bringing total assistance to about $287million so far. The non-lethal aid is going to include medical aid food rations, communications equipment …

April, 2014

  • 30 April

    Anti-Shia Alliance

    The “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia has attracted attention from news agencies and raised serious concerns among human rights NGOs over Shia rights in Indonesia following their first anti-Shia rally on Sunday. According to reporters many Indonesians attended an anti-Shia rally on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West …

  • 15 April

    Guess Which Countries are Spending Most on Arm Forces and Weapons?

    SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, one of the reliable research institutes that researches into the arm control published a scary report on the increase spending on arms by countries with most human rights violations. According to the report China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the 23 countries around …

  • 8 April

    Universal Empathy: Promising Solution

    Need to develop universal human rights respect and empathy can be a promising solution to the growing oppression around the world. Historically many oppressor governments and regimes used foreigners as soldiers to implement so called security rules, to torture in prisons, to investigate antigovernment movements and more. Moreover, they use …

February, 2014

  • 19 February

    I Would Hope So

    February 14th, marked the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain: A powerful movement that resulted in the death of many and put hundreds behind the bars, only because they demanded freedom and equal treatment. Some Bahrainis lost citizenship to their own country, many children have lost parents, minors …

  • 5 February

    Then….All Terrorists Deserve Honorary Doctorate

    Some news are funny and sad at the same time. Recently King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia was awarded honorary doctorateof philosophy in Politics and International Studies by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). As far as I remember King Abdullah is the king of the country with …

December, 2013

  • 31 December

    This Year’s Resolution, Full of Humanity

    Its the last day of the year again….. As much as we all wished for a happy year last year, the year 2013 was not a very happy year for millions of our brothers and sisters in humanity. The year 2014 is another opportunity to change the world to a …