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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in February, 2018

February proved itself to be a much less violent month than January, with sources reporting  343 incidents of Anti-Shiism, half of last month’s 673. However, the crackdowns on freedom of expression and incessant discrimination against the Shia population led to 52 deaths, 226 injuries, 71 arrests and harsh sentencing, and …

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Muharram 2017 Advisory

Muharram Advisory Dear Fellow Shia Muslims, As a human rights NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Shia Muslims globally, we are writing to bring to your attention the veneration and importance of practicing safety in your community in the month of Muharram. Since Muharram is the time Shia …

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Bi-Annual Anti-Shiism Report

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Intro The first half of 2017 has been a turbulent time for Shia Muslims all over the world. Anti-Shiism, or the active targeting of Shia Muslim to limit their visibility and expression, was prevalent in across the globe. Shia Muslims, including their sub groups, make up approximately 50% of the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2017

May 2017 Monthly Analysis There were more than 128 deaths and over 50 injuries in the month of May. This month has also witnessed the first incident of direct violence against Shia in the nation of Madagascar. Anti-Shiism remains an urgent issue that needs to be addressed by the international …

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Member of the Shia Community Kidnapped in Madagascar

Yanish Ismail, a member of the Shia community in Madagascar was reportedly kidnapped by 14 armed assailants. Sources say Ismail was taken from the Shia cemetery amidst a funeral on the 14th of May, 2017. Yanish is the son of Daniel Ismail, a prominent Shia businessman centered in Madagascar. The …

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أيّار / مايو

14/5 اختطاف مواطن شيعي في العاصمة: ضمن سلسلة استهداف الشيعة في دولة مدغشقر، تعرض الشاب يانيش إسماعيل الى الاختطاف على يد 14 مسلحا ملثما اثناء مجلس عزاء في احدى المقابر الشيعية وسط البلاد.

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نيسان / أبريل

 10/4 اغتيال شاب في مدينة تاماتاف وسلب امواله: ضمن سلسلة الاستهدافات التي يتعرض لها المسلمين الشيعة في دولة بمدغشقر، قتل شاب يبلغ من العمر 22 عاما على مسلحين اثنين في مدينة تاماتاف، فيما اكدت مصادر ميدانية ان المسلحين سلبوا الشاب امواله بعد مقتله.

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Anti-Shiism in the First quarter of 2017

The First quarter of 2017, have witnessed over 296 tragic deaths, more than 875 wounded most of which were in Iraq. Anti-Shiism also continued in the form of detainment in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. Anti-Shia efforts furthered in revocation of citizenships of Bahraini pro-democracy advocates and …

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