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Shia News Wire # 72

Bahrain Despite efforts of humanitarian organizations, the Kingdom of Bahrain continues to denounce the citizenship of its citizens. On June17th, the Bahraini government revoked the citizenship of 2 and sentences 8 others to 15 year jail sentences for alleged “instigation of violence”. For years, Bahraini officials have targeted pro-democracy Shia …

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Shia News Wire # 71

June 10th to 17th/ 2016 In the past week, over 50 lives were lost in the nations of Iraq and Syria in series of attacks targeting areas dense with Shia Muslim. Iraq In Iraq, Baghdad topped the charts yet again with over 50% of the total casualties. On average, there …

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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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