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Bahraini Activists Jailed and Issued Travel Bans

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Shia Rights Watch expresses  its deepest concerns for the current detention of Nabeel Rajab. On June 13, 15 policemen in civilian clothing from the state-run Bahrain News Agency Police detained Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is a prominent activist and the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He had been charged …

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SRW’s “Thank you” Statement to Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani

Shia Rights Watch, June 15th, 2016 SRW would like to issue an official thank you to Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, the National Director of the Pakistani Catholic Bishop’s National Commission for Justice and Peace, for his statements regarding religious freedom for Shia Muslims. According to UCA news, Mani stated that the Pakistani …

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Shia News Wire # 70

  Since the initiation of June, 58 Shia civilians have been killed brutally by targeted attacks, and dozens others have been injured in Iraq. Improvised explosive devices (IED) and gunfire has led to the death of Iraqi citizens in Shia dense cities of Baghdad, Madain, Mahmudiya, Baji and Karbala. The …

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Ramadan

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As the month of Ramadan nears, Shia Rights Watch would like to congratulate every muslim on this joyous month. With this month comes faith, love, reflection of the past, and resolution for the future. In the not so far past, Shia muslims were a population not only ostracized, but prosecuted …

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Shia News Wire # 69

June 3rd, 2016 Bahrain Zainab al- Khawaja was released  after a detainment period of over 2 months. Al- Khawaja was held under charges such as tearing photos of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, and was detained along with her 17 month old son, AbdulHadi. Officials had refused to release her …

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