November, 2014

  • 14 November

    Moharrams Message for Anti Shia Leaders

    In the midst of ISIS intimidation in the area, Shia Muslims unite under the flag of Hussain, the third Shia Imam. Shia populations of Baghdad come together in Moharram to commemorate the death of Imam Hussain, honoring the martyrdom of a man who fought for freedom and justice for all. …

July, 2014

  • 2 July

    Five Question and Answers about “ Call to Arm” in Iraq

    On Friday the 13th Ayatollah Ali Sisitani’s representative, Mortaza Kishmiri, urged Iraqis to take up arms in order to defend their country and protect religious Shrines. Since then, many Shia, both men and women, put on military uniforms and joined the Iraqi Army. This article aims to answers five important …

  • 2 July

    AEI: Shia Muslims are not Iran

    “Mideast Shi’ites defy Iranian Domination?” was the title of a conference held by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) on June 19th in Washington DC. It seems like the West is finally hearing what the Shia community has been trying to say. Shia Muslims across the globe have …

  • 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 …