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Summary of Shia Rights Violations in 2018 as Reported by USCIRF

USCIRF 2019 Report This is the selected summary of the violations toward Shia Muslims as it is reported  by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Afghanistan The ongoing operation of terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), threaten the country’s overall security but …

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Saudi Arabia authorities beheaded 32 Shia Muslims

Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns the execution of 37 people by the Saudi government. Saudi is making history by its record-breaking executions and human rights violations. The sentences were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, home to the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019                                                                                                               Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in number of  nations during this month. It is important to note that cases …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in February, 2019

Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in the nations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. It is important to note that cases of violence noted in this report are in fact only a sample of the incidents of anti-Shiism faces by the …

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A six years old child was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

In an unprecedented incident, a six year old boy, now recognized as Zakaria al-Jaber was beheaded in front of his mother after he was confirmed to be Shia. The mother and son took a cab to visit the shrine of Prophet Muhammad in Medina. While on the Sultan Abdel Aziz …

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Muharram Advisory 2018

Muharram Advisory Dear Fellow Shia Muslims, As a human rights NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Shia Muslims globally, we are writing to bring to your attention the veneration and importance of practicing safety in your community in the month of Muharram. Muharram, the first month of …

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First Woman to be Sentenced to Death Penalty in S.A

Shia Rights Watch is extremely concerned as Israa al-Ghamgham, a detainee and a female Shia rights activist is sentenced to the death penalty for her involvement in peaceful demonstrations in Qatif. Al-Ghamgham is the first woman to be sentenced to the death penalty and that raises the concern in regards …

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