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Muharram Breaking News- Attack to Shia Rituals in Iran

  Two killed and two other injured due to a shooting at a Shia mosque in Iran on Friday October 16th. According to local authorities two masked individuals shut and killed Muharram attendees at the mosque. The gunmen opened fire from a moving car as the worshippers were commemorating Muharram. …

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Shia Weekly News #36

Week of 10/11/15 Bahrain On October 13th, Bahraini Security Forces were spotted removing Ashura banners in the villages of Shahrkan, Al-Malkiya, Sehla, Bu Quwah and Isa Town. In twitter posts that emerged from Bahraini activists, pictures show members of the security forces in the streets with the flags and banners …

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Shia Weekly News #35

Week of October 4, 2015 Shia Rights Watch Alert: Global Rally for Humanity For Immediate Release- 09 October 2015- Shia Rights Watch would like to issue an alert for American Muslims during the nationwide mosque protests that are a part of the Global Rally for Humanity. As freedom of speech …

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Shia Weekly News #34

2015-10-05 Bahrain In Bahrain, the government has been accused of working to erase the culture and heritage of Bahraini Shia by denying may of them access to a Shia religious education. This week Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), in …

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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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