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Shia Weekly News #28

This was one of the deadliest weeks for Shia Muslims. From August 7-14, 136 Shia Muslims were killed, 329 were injured, 2 were arrested, and 10 were abducted. The overwhelming majority of  deaths and injuries came from Iraq while the majority of the arrests occurred in Bahrain. Iraq Over the …

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Shia Weekly News #27

Shia Muslims have continued to be persecuted in the first week of August, through two car bombs in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and a series of arrests made on the primarily Shia island of Bahrain. Through these two incidents it is evident that Shia Muslims still face repression from …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in July 2015

Incidents of anti-Shiism in July 2015 There was a significant increase in both the number of Shia killed and those that were injured during attacks. There was a decrease in the total amount of Shia arrested or abducted, but there were abductions this month as opposed to last month. There …

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Shia News Wire_#26

July 26, 2015 Wave of attacks targeting Shia in Baghdad kills 5 and wound 15 This week Baghdad, Iraq has witnessed a wave of attacks that have left 5 Shia dead and 15 wounded. The first wave of attacks occurred in the Iraqi city of Baghdad on Monday, July 27th. …

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Shia News Wire_#25

July 17-23 Shia Rights Watch joins NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief This week Shia Rights Watch joined the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief in NEW YORK. This UN affiliated organization is a sub-committee of the Conference on NGOs (CoNGO) and serves as …

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International Shia Day

Declaring an International Day was a decision Shia Rights Watch made after realizing the amount of misinformation and lack of awareness that the international community has in regards to Shia communities. The practical significance of the day revolved around raising public and governmental awareness of the human rights violations that …

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Six Months of Anti-Shiism

Six Months of Anti-Shiism 2015 This is the sixth installment of the Monthly Anti-Shiism Report which means we are half way through the year. In 6 months, there were at least 2386 Shias killed and 2771 injured as a result of anti-Shiism. There were also 117 Shias abducted since the …

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Shia News Wire_#24

Responding to the ISIS Attack in Kuwait The June 26th bombing at the Imam Sadiq mosque in Kuwait was a horrifying event that devastated the Shia community in the country. Following this attack Shia Rights Watch has worked to contact the Kuwaiti government to request that they work to ensure …

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Shia News Wire #23

27 Killed and 200 injured in Kuwait Bombing On Friday June 26th terror struck the Shia community in Kuwait. During midday prayers a suicide bomber detonated themselves at the Imam Sadiq mosque killing at least 27 people and injuring 200 others. This horrific attack occurred as at least 2,000 people …

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