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Shia Weekly News #35

Week of October 4, 2015 Shia Rights Watch Alert: Global Rally for Humanity For Immediate Release- 09 October 2015- Shia Rights Watch would like to issue an alert for American Muslims during the nationwide mosque protests that are a part of the Global Rally for Humanity. As freedom of speech …

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Shia Weekly News #34

2015-10-05 Bahrain In Bahrain, the government has been accused of working to erase the culture and heritage of Bahraini Shia by denying may of them access to a Shia religious education. This week Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), in …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in September 2015

Nine Months of Anti-Shiism The year is nearly finished, but violence and persecution of Shias does not appear to end. The current trend for the year shows a decrease overall, but that is heavily skewed by the most recent month being lower than everything we have seen so far. Without …

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Shia Weekly News #33

Iraq The previous week was yet another deadly week for Shia Muslims as bombs continued to target Shia neighborhoods throughout the country. One such incident occurred on September 22nd when bomb blasts killed 16 and injured over 50 in Shia majority areas of Baghdad. The first bombing this day occurred …

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Shia Rights Watch Responds to Recent Hajj Tragedies

Shia Rights Watch expresses its deep sadness regarding death of more than 1000 pilgrims during Hajj of 2015. This tragic incident is even more distressing as it took place on the Holy Eid al-Adha.  In the past two weeks over 800 people, according to Saudi forces and 1200 according to …

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