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Shia News Wire # 71

June 10th to 17th/ 2016 In the past week, over 50 lives were lost in the nations of Iraq and Syria in series of attacks targeting areas dense with Shia Muslim. Iraq In Iraq, Baghdad topped the charts yet again with over 50% of the total casualties. On average, there …

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Bahraini Activists Jailed and Issued Travel Bans

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Shia Rights Watch expresses  its deepest concerns for the current detention of Nabeel Rajab. On June 13, 15 policemen in civilian clothing from the state-run Bahrain News Agency Police detained Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is a prominent activist and the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He had been charged …

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Shia News Wire # 70

  Since the initiation of June, 58 Shia civilians have been killed brutally by targeted attacks, and dozens others have been injured in Iraq. Improvised explosive devices (IED) and gunfire has led to the death of Iraqi citizens in Shia dense cities of Baghdad, Madain, Mahmudiya, Baji and Karbala. The …

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Shia News Wire # 69

June 3rd, 2016 Bahrain Zainab al- Khawaja was released  after a detainment period of over 2 months. Al- Khawaja was held under charges such as tearing photos of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, and was detained along with her 17 month old son, AbdulHadi. Officials had refused to release her …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2016

Shia Rights Watch,شیعة رايتس ووتش

The month of May was witness to over 562 tragic deaths, most of which were in Iraq. Anti-Shiism also continued in the form of detainment in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Nigeria. Anti-Shia efforts were furthered in revocation of citizenships of Bahraini pro-democracy advocates and demolition of seminaries in Azerbaijan. …

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Shia News Wire # 68

May 20th to 27th, 2016 Iraq Targeted gunfire and improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in Shia populated areas of Baghdad has left 36 killed. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and holds a minority population of Shia Muslims. Historically, Baghdad has been home to chronic violence. To this day, there has …

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Shia News Wire # 67

May 13th to 20th, 2016 Iraq This week Iraq witnessed the loss of 142 lives to atrocious terror attacks. Attacks were centralized mainly in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, as well as the city of Baquba, by IEDs and gunfire. The largest attack was seen on May 17th when an …

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Shia News Wire #66

May 6th to 13th. 2016 Iraq Iraq witnessed a very bloody week as number of explosions and gunfire claimed life of at least 232 Iraqi Shia and wounded approximately 282 others. On May 11th, four different explosions in busy Shia populated areas of North and West Kadhimiya, Anbar and Sadr …

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Shia News Wire #65

April 29th to May 6th/ 2016 Iraq April 30th: On Saturday, ISIS set off a bomb killing 23 Shia pilgrims in Nahrawan. They had been walking to the northern Baghdad shrine of eighth-century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim . Although Interior Ministry put the death toll at 23 the Mayor estimated the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in April, 2016

Shia Rights Watch,شیعة رايتس ووتش

Month of April had at least 553 deaths; most of which took place in Shia communities of Iraq. Iraq has been on top of the violation chart against Shia Muslims for 2015 and evidence thus far predicts same for the year 2016. After Iraq, Syrian and Pakistani Shia lives were …

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