Shia News Wire

Anti Shia Remark John Kirby

March 5, 2021 As the Pope is set to visit Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani on Saturday, the Department of Defense’s Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and spokesman, John Kirby makes an Anti-Shia and xenophobic statement that has outraged religious and minority rights activists. In the Pentagon …

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The Targeted Hazara of Pakistan

Shia Rights Watch expresses concern for the continued genocide of the Hazara ethnic group in Pakistan.  On January 3rd, 2021, 11 coal miners in Balochistan, Pakistan, were kidnapped and killed. Armed ISIS assailants identified the miners as Shia Muslims before dragging them from the miner’s shared residence to a location …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June 2019 Shia rights violations continue in June, with Anti-Shia incidents witnessed in some countries. Most violation reports are from Bahrain, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Anti-Shia violations, including but not limited to, imprisonment, physical and emotional torture, limited or no access to medical assistance, hate …

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SRW Calling for Immediate Intervention in Saudi Arabia

Open Letter to all governments and rights groups, calling for immediate intervention in Saudi Arabia. Activist and members of Shia Rights Watch condemn Saudi Arabia’s brutal violation of human and international law as Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a teenager based on unsupported allegations. Murtaja …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May 2019                                                                                       Anti-Shiism, in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in a number of nations during this month. Extreme violations carried by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain shucked the international committees even more after both authorities …

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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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