July 29 th to August 5 th
Violence continues in Iraq as 13 Shia lost their lives this week with 12 wounded. Most of
the casuals were women in children who died in a bomb explosion while shopping in a
2 people lost their lives in a terrorist attacks this week. 5 people were wounded in
another incident when a group of pilgrims were attacked on their way to Iran-Mashad as
they passed through Balochistan.
On 2 August, a Bahraini court postponed activist Nabeel Rajab’s trial until 5 September
and denied his request for bail. Rajab’s defense team had requested his release over
concerns about his health, but the court denied the petition. On 4 August, a Bahraini
court arrested and sentenced 2 Shia clerics to 15 days for participating in peaceful
assembly in the neighborhood of Addar.
The ESOHR documented the existence of 9 Shia minors that are threatened currently
on death row. They are: Ali al-Nimir, Abdullah alZaher, Dawood al-Marhoon, Hussein Ali
alBata, Saeed Mohammed alSkafi , Salman Amin al-Koraysh, Mojtaba alSuwaiket,
Abdullah Salman Al Surih, Hassan Abdul Wahab Al Jazer.