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Women for their Rights

A very wise lady once said, “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.” Within each minority rests their strongest subgroup, and for the Shia, one can say women are the …

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Shia News Wire #75

Week of July 8-15   Iraq Retaliation for the ISIS loss of ground in Iraq continues through bombings in population dense areas. This week, an explosion in a vegetable market in Rashidiya, Baghdad left 25 dead and dozens of others injured. The ISIS bombing of civilian occupied areas of Iraq …

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SRW Urges Rebuilt of Jannat al- Baqi

Shia Rights Watch

This 13th of July marks the 8th of Shawwal, the 91st anniversary of the demolition of Jannat al- Baqi cemetery in Medina. Shia Rights Watch condemns and holds in commemoration this day as Jannat al-Baqi is home to the resting place of numerous Shia notables, including Prophet Mohammad’s children and …

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Shia News Wire # 74

July 1st to 8th, 2016 Iraq The first week of July has consisted of relentless violence. In addition to the daily improvised explosive devices in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, numerous suicide bombings have left over 350 people dead. The first major incident occurred on the 2nd of July as …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June, 2016

Shia Rights Watch_ June 2016

  In the month of June, over 278 Shia lives were lost as a result of Shia targeted killings in countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria.  Revocation of citizenship and detainment on basis of pro-democracy efforts not only has been continued, but also increased in Gulf …

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