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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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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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