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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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Shia Ethnic Cleansing in Indonesia

The 16 page report “Shia Ethnic Cleansing in Indonesia “documents cases of human rights violations towards minority Shia in the world’s largest Muslim populated countries, Indonesia. Shia Rights Watch researchers have collected creditable sources that highlight violations that Shia face in this country. The document narrates the born down of …

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SRW Letter to the Embassy of the Islamic Republican of Pakistan

Shia Rights Watch contacted the Pakistani ambassador, Sherry Rehman, regarding the increased Shia rights violations in this country. In a recent letter to the Embassy of the Islamic Republican of Pakistan, S.R.W asked the Pakistani government to stop and prevent human rights violations toward Shia population in the country. Shia …

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Shia target of inhumane treatment

The 52-page report, “Shia Target of Inhumane Treatment,” documents cases of human rights violations towards Shia in Bahrain. Shia Rights Watch researchers have credibly documented many of cases of unlawful arrests, tortures and abuses. The report specifies 12 different human rights violations toward Shia only in the country of Bahrain. This …

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