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Summary of Shia Rights Violations in 2018 as Reported by USCIRF

USCIRF 2019 Report This is the selected summary of the violations toward Shia Muslims as it is reported  by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Afghanistan The ongoing operation of terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), threaten the country’s overall security but …

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Saudi Arabia authorities beheaded 32 Shia Muslims

Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns the execution of 37 people by the Saudi government. Saudi is making history by its record-breaking executions and human rights violations. The sentences were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, home to the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019                                                                                                               Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in number of  nations during this month. It is important to note that cases …

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Bahrain Uprising Anniversary: 8 years of ongoing violations

February 14th, 2018 marks the 8th anniversary of Bahrain 2011 uprising. Shia Rights Watch predicts that more protest and crackdowns will be carried out as a result. In fact activists reported as many as 23 people were arrested today, the 13th, as the kingdom’s security services raided homes in numerous towns …

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A six years old child was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

In an unprecedented incident, a six year old boy, now recognized as Zakaria al-Jaber was beheaded in front of his mother after he was confirmed to be Shia. The mother and son took a cab to visit the shrine of Prophet Muhammad in Medina. While on the Sultan Abdel Aziz …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in August, 2018

The month of August stood witness to 286 cases of anti-Shiism, or violence against Shia Muslims. In this month, Shia Rights Watch published its annual Hajj advisory in the protection of religious minorities under threat in the Islamic Hajj ritual. The advisory can be found on ShiaRightsWatch.org. Anti-Shiism in the …

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First Woman to be Sentenced to Death Penalty in S.A

Shia Rights Watch is extremely concerned as Israa al-Ghamgham, a detainee and a female Shia rights activist is sentenced to the death penalty for her involvement in peaceful demonstrations in Qatif. Al-Ghamgham is the first woman to be sentenced to the death penalty and that raises the concern in regards …

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On the Front-lines of Political Unrest

Today, Shia Muslims make up over 20% of the world population. The Pew Forum reports an approximation of one-fifth of the Muslims population lives in a non-Muslim country.  However, given that at this point in history there are only nations with self-proclaimed Shia governances, Iran and Iraq, a large percentage …

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What Pakistan’s Elections Mean for Shia Muslims

Author: Hannah Westphall The recent elections in Pakistan have been fraught with worry. In a place where the military has directly ruled for roughly half of its 70-year existence and has seen only one peaceful transition of administrative power uncertainty has plagued the entire process. For the roughly 200 million …

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