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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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Shia News Wire_#8

October 02, 2014 Briefing “Understanding the ISIS Threat” by SRW and MPAC  Shia Rights Watch and Muslim Public Affairs Council successfully had their briefing on ISIS and its threat on the Capitol Hill on Monday the 29th. The briefing focused on U.S policy to degrade and defeat ISIS including the …

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Shia News Wire_#7

September 17, 2014 ISIS Demands Capital of Shia and Christian in Mosul ISIS announced all businessmen in Mosul must turn in any properties and capital that belongs to Shia and Christians immediately. Local Sunni businessmen reported they have been threatened that their found and capital will be seized if they …

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Shia News Wire_#6

September 3, 2014 670 Shia Prisoners Killed in Mosul The United Nations states they have evidence that ISIS has killed 670 Shia inmates from a Mosul prison. According to The Guardian, ISIS fighters sorted inmates based on their faith, asking Sunnis to recite prayer and identify their backgrounds. They then …

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Shia News Wire_#5

August 25, 2014 ISIS Attacks Tribes in Syria 700 members of a tribe in Syria were killed and 1800 kidnapped by ISIS. Members of the Al Shaieetat tribe in Deir ez-Zor who have been under siege by terrorist groups for last two years were attacked by ISIS on Sunday. According …

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Shia News Wire_#4

August 12, 2014 Another Success: Shafi Sultan Mohammed al-Ajmi Under US Sanctions SRW is grateful to all Shia rights activists who helped this organization and others in pressuring governments and agencies to recognize Shafi Sultan Mohammed al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti cleric, as a Shia rights violator who passports and funds terrorist …

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Shia News Wire_#3

August 1, 2014 Shia Islamic Center Closed in Iran Beyt al-Abbas Center, a Shia Islamic center in Isfahan, Iran was forced to shut down by authorities in mid July. Authorities ceased operation of the center during the Ramadhan Iftar, claiming the center lacks licensure to operate. Members of the center …

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Shia News Wire_#2

July 25, 2014 Attack inside a Jail in Bahrain In an attack inside a prison, the guards insulted Shia practices. Shia inmates who had arrested during a peaceful, pro-democracy protest were searched in Hawdh al-Jaff prison for their prayer stones and holy books, which were demolished by guards upon finding. …

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