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Shia News Wire_#18

May 8th, 2015 Sheikh al- Nimr Scheduled for Death Sentence Again! Shia Rights Watch is concerned about Sheikh Nimr al Nimr as this organization was informed Saudi authorities have prevented his family and friends from visiting him. According Sheikh’s inner circle, family and friends can no longer visit him.  Same …

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Shia News Wire_#17

April 2015 Continuous Bombing of Shia Neighborhoods in Iraq Three Shia populated areas of Amiriyah, Husseiniyah, and Shula witnessed deadly bombings on April 29th as three bombs exploded killing eight and wounding twenty-eight. Iraqi Shia have been targets of anti-Shia groups for centuries. Even after establishment of Shia government, this …

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Shia News Wire_#16

December 18, 2014 SRW Thanks Iraqi Forces for Creating Safe Arba’een for Pilgrims Shia Rights Watch expresses its appreciations for all Iraqi forces that helped securing this country during most important and largets human gathering in this country. This year Iraqi security forces managed to create safest Arba’een so far …

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Shia News Wire_#15

December 12, 2014 Islamic State executes Shia militiamen north of Baghdad On Sunday, militants from the Islamic State executed 12 Shia militiamen in a rural village north of Baghdad. The executions occurred in the village of Tal al-Thahab which is near the town of Balad which is roughly 50 miles …

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Shia News Wire_#14

67 killed in clashes with ISIS Militants in Iraq On Monday 67 people, including 15 border guards, were killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants in 2 provinces in Iraq. The first of such attacks occurred in Iraq’s western Anbar province when dozens of militants attacked the …

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Shia News Wire_#13

November 21, 2014 Militant groups in Pakistan Declare Allegiance to ISIS On Monday, a Taliban offshoot named Jundullah announced that it is supporting the efforts of ISIS to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Fahad Marwat, the spokesperson for Jundullah, announced this declaration of support after Jundullah met a three-person ISIS delegation. …

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Shia News Wire_#12

November 7, 2015 Optimism over proposed Indonesian legislation There are currently plans to draft legislation to protect persecuted minorities in Indonesia. Indonesia’s Minister of Religious Affairs Lukmen Hakim Saifuddi told local news sources of his office’s plan to draft this legislation. This piece of legislation would address the rising wave …

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Shia News Wire_#11

October 31, 2014 SRW video on ISIS in Iraq This week Shia Rights Watch released a nine minute video outlining some of the atrocities that have occurred at the hands of ISIS in Iraq. In conjunction with Imam Hussain TV and Laaya Productions, several interviews were conducted with victims of …

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Shia News Wire_#10

October 27, 2014 Shia Targeted in Iraq Shia Rights Watch condemns the latest wave of violence carried out by ISIS militants in Iraq in the last two weeks. Bombings centered on Shia neighborhoods in Baghdad have killed around 150 people between October 12 and October 19. The deadliest of the …

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Shia News Wire_#9

October 16, 2014 Ezidi Leader Thanks Shia Muslims for their Support Anawr Muawiyah, the leader of Ezidi community in Germany thanked Shia Muslims for their support. In his interview with Alarabiya TV stated Sunni and ISIS killed our men, kidnapped our children and sold our women but Shia businessmen bought …

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