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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Washington, DC- 25 June 2015- Shia Rights Watch joins the United Nations and the remainder of the international community in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day, established on December 12, 1997, commemorates victims of torture and works towards “the total eradication of torture and …

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Shia News Wire_#22

1200 Roses for Shia Rights Watch ‘s International Day of Shia Rights Campaign Shia Rights Watch staff, volunteers and interns        commemorated Shia International Day in the heart of  Washington DC, Farragut Square and Dupont Circle. 1200  roses were distributed along with a messages of carrying for  Shia …

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Poll Results- May 15th- May 31st

Countries with highest violence against Shia Muslims From May 15th to May 31st, Shia Rights Watch conducted a poll on its website, asking people about which countries they believe witnessed the most hostility toward Shia Muslims. In the 16 days this poll was open, there were 1,150 respondents. The results …

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Shia News Wire_#21

Dammam_Saudi Arabia

Second Attack to Shia Mosque at Friday Prayer in Saudi Arabia May 29th, 2015 One week after the deadly suicide bombing in Qatif that left 21 people dead, including two children, an alleged suicide attack has struck outside a Shia mosque in Dammam, eastern Saudi Arabia, during Friday prayers on 29 …

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Iraq discovered Mass Grave in Tikrit

Iraq Mass grave

On Thursday May 28th, Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Health announced that they have exhumed over 470 bodies from a mass grave. This mass grave was found in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which was previously held by ISIS. Bodies found in this grave are believed to be victims …

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Shia News Wire_#20

Attack to Shia Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday Prayer An alleged suicide  bomber has detonated explosives in a Shia mosque in Shia populated area of Qatif claimed 22 lives and injured many today. A suicide bomb exploded inside the mosque as Shia Muslims celebrated birth anniversary of their 3rd Imam and …

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Shia News Wire_#19

Attack to Shia at Commemorations in Iraq Attack to Shia pilgrims in Iraq claimed 16 lives and wounded 50 others. Suicide bomber attacked Shia Muslims as they commemorated the death of their 7th Imam, near Baghdad. Also in eastern Baghdad, another two pilgrims were killed and nine wounded when a …

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Sheikh al- Nimr Scheduled for Death Sentence Again!

Shia Rights Watch is concerned about Sheikh Nimr al Nimr as this organization was informed Saudi authorities have prevented his family and friends from visiting him. According Sheikh’s inner circle, family and friends can no longer visit him.  Same sources informed SRW that the fear of implementing death sentence is …

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