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07/11/2014 ISIS Destroys Mosques and Shrines in Iraq ISIS destroys tens of Shia Mosques and Shrines as they continue to instill fear in Iraq. Particularly in the northern Nineveh province, ISIS has destroyed six Shia mosques as well as four shrines. SRW believes UNESCO must act fast as most of …

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Saudi Shia Muslim Victims of Secterian Isolation PART 2

Saudi Shia Muslim Victims of Secterian Isolation PART 2 This 23 pages report is part 2 to the original report that was published by SRW in 2012. This part highlights some of the heath and economical violations toward Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia.   Get the Report Download the full …

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Most Killed Least Covered The case of Syrian Shia

This 36 page report details violations against the Shia Muslim minority in Syria. The report is based on Interviews, site visits, news articles, NGO reports, and other human rights reports. According to most reports more than 150 thousand people have lost their lives since 2011. Many of those belonged to …

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Pakistan in March 2014

Shia targeted killings in Pakistan claimed 21 lives during the month of March. As activists reported following members of the Shia community were killed last month in this country.       Sahid Ali killed in Karachi on 03-03-2014       Samar Alam killed in Karachi on 03-04-2014       Raza killed in Karachi …

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Shia Muslims Killing, Rise of Intolerance in Egypt

Introduction Media and technology are improving every day, but human rights are not. New pro-democracy movements in the world, especially in the Middle East, aim to defend suppressed nations and bring justice to the table, but the results have been the opposite. Minorities, whose rights were always violated, continue to …

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Muharram Campaign of 2013; Summary of Shia Rights Violations

Shia targeted killings and violations spikes in the first month of lunar calendar, as Shia Muslims participate in Muharram campaign. Muharram campaign is the very first universal campaign against violence and discrimination that was initiated by Shia Muslims after the tragedy of Karbala in the month of Muharram of 680 …

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SRW Attends U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Briefing on the Future of Religious Freedom in Pakistan

On Thursday, July 18th, SRW representatives attended the USCIRF briefing on the future of religious freedom in Pakistan. Every year, USCIRF releases a report detailing various violations of religious freedom. The situation in Pakistan is particularly concerning with a number of religious minorities being persecuted against. Speakers included Peter Bhatti, …

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Thank You letter to The New York Times 2

Thank You letter to The New York Times 2 Shia Rights Watch would like to thank THE EDITORIAL BOARD Of the New York Times news agency for their article published on June 28th. As Shia rights violations are increasing around the word, especially in Middle East, it is critical for …

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Spotlight, Special Edition

Spotlight is the only and first human rights report that looks at all countries with most Shia Muslim rights violations at once. This one of a kind Spotlight report summarizes Shia Muslim rights violations in eight countries with the most violations. The report reflects extensive investigative work that SRW staff …

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Pakistan; Untold Stories

The anti-Shia groups have repeatedly carried our discriminatory attacks to Shia communities, individuals, and professionals. The attacks are serious violations to the international and Pakistan’s domestic laws. The Pakistani government has not investigated the violations and people responsible for the attacks have never been punished. The 28-page report” Pakistan; Untold …

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