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Bahrain Executes Three Shia Muslims

Shia Rights Warch condemn the execution of three Shia Muslims, Sami Mushaima (42), Ali Al-Singace (21) and Abbas Al-Samea (27) due to a false accusation by Bahraini government. Bahrain authorities are known for accusing their Shia majority citizens and convicting them under torture in prison. Many Shia has been arrested, tortured and killed by …

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Shia Islam is a multicultural faith consisting up to half of the Muslim population of the world, including subgroups such as Zaidi, Alawite, and Ismaili. Shia Muslim have been victims of crimes against their faith by discrimination, abuse, torture and killing in the Middle East and Africa. Many Shia families …

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Malaysian Police raid Shia Houses

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In past couple of days, Malaysian authorities have attacked Shia Muslim homes and ritual practices, arresting many Shia and referring most of them to Sharia Law court with false accusations.  Over half of the Malaysian population are reported to be of Sunni Muslim origin. In recent years, a strict ban on …

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Malaysian Shia under Systematic Attack

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Malaysian Shia face systematic human rights violations. The government has banned all Shia related publications and has raided Shia commemorations in order to prevent this population from practicing their faith. Recently, Abdullah Din, a well-known Malaysian scholar, suggested forbidding marriage between Shia and non-Shia Malaysians despite the fact that these …

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Special Rapporteur Report in the Field of Cultural Rights and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief- Case of Saudi Arabia

March, 2016 Summary of Special Rapporteur report in the field of cultural rights and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief- Case of Saudi Arabia Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion, Heiner Bielefeldt, and Farida Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on cultural rights stated receiving concerning alleged patterns …

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Summary of Special Rapporteur report on Discrimination against Shia in Bahrain

March, 2016 Summary of Special Rapporteur report on Discrimination against Shia in Bahrain Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, stated receiving concerning alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against Shia citizens (mainly Baharna and Ajam), which …

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