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Shia News Wire # 73

As the month of Ramadhan progresses, atrocities against Shia Muslims continues. In the week of June 23 to 30th, a total of 64 Shia deaths have been reported in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Bahrain. Saudi Arabia On June 23rd, Saudi armed forces stormed the home of …

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Shia News Wire # 72

Bahrain Despite efforts of humanitarian organizations, the Kingdom of Bahrain continues to denounce the citizenship of its citizens. On June17th, the Bahraini government revoked the citizenship of 2 and sentences 8 others to 15 year jail sentences for alleged “instigation of violence”. For years, Bahraini officials have targeted pro-democracy Shia …

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Shia News Wire # 71

June 10th to 17th/ 2016 In the past week, over 50 lives were lost in the nations of Iraq and Syria in series of attacks targeting areas dense with Shia Muslim. Iraq In Iraq, Baghdad topped the charts yet again with over 50% of the total casualties. On average, there …

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Bahraini Activists Jailed and Issued Travel Bans

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Shia Rights Watch expresses  its deepest concerns for the current detention of Nabeel Rajab. On June 13, 15 policemen in civilian clothing from the state-run Bahrain News Agency Police detained Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is a prominent activist and the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He had been charged …

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Shia News Wire # 70

  Since the initiation of June, 58 Shia civilians have been killed brutally by targeted attacks, and dozens others have been injured in Iraq. Improvised explosive devices (IED) and gunfire has led to the death of Iraqi citizens in Shia dense cities of Baghdad, Madain, Mahmudiya, Baji and Karbala. The …

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Shia News Wire # 69

June 3rd, 2016 Bahrain Zainab al- Khawaja was released  after a detainment period of over 2 months. Al- Khawaja was held under charges such as tearing photos of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, and was detained along with her 17 month old son, AbdulHadi. Officials had refused to release her …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2016

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The month of May was witness to over 562 tragic deaths, most of which were in Iraq. Anti-Shiism also continued in the form of detainment in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Nigeria. Anti-Shia efforts were furthered in revocation of citizenships of Bahraini pro-democracy advocates and demolition of seminaries in Azerbaijan. …

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Shia News Wire # 68

May 20th to 27th, 2016 Iraq Targeted gunfire and improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in Shia populated areas of Baghdad has left 36 killed. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and holds a minority population of Shia Muslims. Historically, Baghdad has been home to chronic violence. To this day, there has …

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Shia News Wire # 67

May 13th to 20th, 2016 Iraq This week Iraq witnessed the loss of 142 lives to atrocious terror attacks. Attacks were centralized mainly in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, as well as the city of Baquba, by IEDs and gunfire. The largest attack was seen on May 17th when an …

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