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Shia News Wire # 67

May 13th to 20th, 2016 Iraq This week Iraq witnessed the loss of 142 lives to atrocious terror attacks. Attacks were centralized mainly in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, as well as the city of Baquba, by IEDs and gunfire. The largest attack was seen on May 17th when an …

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Shia News Wire #66

May 6th to 13th. 2016 Iraq Iraq witnessed a very bloody week as number of explosions and gunfire claimed life of at least 232 Iraqi Shia and wounded approximately 282 others. On May 11th, four different explosions in busy Shia populated areas of North and West Kadhimiya, Anbar and Sadr …

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Shia News Wire #65

April 29th to May 6th/ 2016 Iraq April 30th: On Saturday, ISIS set off a bomb killing 23 Shia pilgrims in Nahrawan. They had been walking to the northern Baghdad shrine of eighth-century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim . Although Interior Ministry put the death toll at 23 the Mayor estimated the …

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Shia News Wire #64

April 22nd to 29th, 2016 Syria Monday 4/25/16 many people were killed via car bomb near the revered Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in the town of Al-Diyabiyah, which is a common place for Shia to visit on religious pilgrimages. According to the Syrian observatory for human rights the death …

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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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Shia News Wire #63

April 15th to 22nd, 2016 Azerbaijan In Lankaran, Azerbaijan, many Shia figureheads were arrested. Police raided the homes of clerics and activists, including Karbalayi Qismat, Syed Nazem and Seyed Waqar, taking them into custody, according to reports by the Caucasus cultural center.  Shia Muslims make up 85% of the country, …

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Shia News Wire #61

April 1st to 7th, 2016 Iraq April 4th 2016, approximately 10 suicide bombers killed 25 Iraqis. The biggest attack of this incident happened when a man detonated himself at a restaurant killing 14 people. The bombings occurred in MAKHMUR, Iraq, with other bombings occurring in, Baghdad, Mashada, and Basra. In …

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Shia News Wire #60

March 25th to April 1st, 2016   Pakistan Wednesday March 30, 2016 in Hayatabad, Peshawar, professor Abid Raza, school principal of ICMS School System was shot by four  terrorists of Ahle–Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat  on motorcycles. This was the fourth anti-Shia killing in the past few days, earlier, two people were killed in …

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Shia News Wire #59

March 12th to 18th, 2016 Bahrain Monday March 14, 2016 daughter of political activist named Zainab al-Khawaja, and her one year old baby were detained by the Bahraini government; her father is serving a life sentence since the 2011 Shia led protests. She has been prisoned for numerous reasons including …

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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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