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Shia Weekly News #33

Iraq The previous week was yet another deadly week for Shia Muslims as bombs continued to target Shia neighborhoods throughout the country. One such incident occurred on September 22nd when bomb blasts killed 16 and injured over 50 in Shia majority areas of Baghdad. The first bombing this day occurred …

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Shia Rights Watch Responds to Recent Hajj Tragedies

Shia Rights Watch expresses its deep sadness regarding death of more than 1000 pilgrims during Hajj of 2015. This tragic incident is even more distressing as it took place on the Holy Eid al-Adha.  In the past two weeks over 800 people, according to Saudi forces and 1200 according to …

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Shia Weekly News #32

Week of September 13, 2015 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has handed down yet another death sentence to a prominent Shia activist. This death sentence has come upon Ali ibn Muhammad al-Nimr, nephew of Sheikh Nirm Al-Nimr. On September 13th Saudi Arabia’s Court of Appeals sentenced Muhammad al-Nimr to death after …

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Nephew of Sheikh Nimr Sentenced to Death

Saudi Arabia sentenced Ali Nimr, nephew of Sheikh Nimr, to death penalty. Ali was arrested participating in a protest in 2012 as a minor: he was held in Correctional facility for two years then he was transferred to jail as he reached legal age. His mother was permitted to visit …

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Car Bomb Kills 12 in Baghdad

A car exploded near a busy market in Baghdad killing 12 and injuring 41 as Muslims prepare for Adha Eid in Iraq. According to local officials a car bomb exploded near Shia populated “Amin neighborhood” in Baghdad. 12 deaths are confirmed and unknown number of injured are in critical situation. …

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Hajj of 2015 and Shia in Saudi Arabia

Hajj was meant to a be a spiritual experience where humans practice sympathy, and being humble as millions of Muslims with different school of thought, economic statues and social class gather on one land performing rituals. However Saudi Arabia uses Hajj season to pressure minorities within Islam, especially Shia Muslims. …

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Shia Weekly News #31

The week of September 6th was a rough week for Shia Muslims as 45 Shia were killed, 7 were injured and 3 were arrested. All of the deaths and injuries occurred in Iraq while the arrests occurred in Bahrain. September is showing a continuous stream of discriminatory treatment of Shia …

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Shia Weekly News #30

Pakistan On August 29th Syed Ameer Hyder Shah, advocate of the Sindh High Court was shot and killed in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi. Shah was travelling in his car when three men riding motorcycles opened fire on his car as it neared Hassan Square. The assailants immediately left the …

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