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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June, 2019 Shia rights violations continued to be carried in June, with Anti-Shia incidents being witnessed in some countries. Most violation reports are from Bahrain, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Anti-Shia violations, including but not limited to, imprisonment, physical and emotional torture, limited or no access …

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SRW Calling for Immediate Intervention in Saudi Arabia

Open Letter to all governments and rights groups, calling for immediate intervention in Saudi Arabia. Activist and members of Shia Rights Watch condemn Saudi Arabia’s brutal violation of human and international law as Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a teenager accused of crimes he allegedly …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in February, 2019

Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in the nations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. It is important to note that cases of violence noted in this report are in fact only a sample of the incidents of anti-Shiism faces by the …

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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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A Brief Look at the Shia Muslims in 2017

Shia Muslims are the most significant minority group in the world. Although they make up half of the worlds Muslim population, Shia Muslims remain targets of human rights violations. Cases of Anti-Shiism are widespread and extensive. Over the past year, Shia Rights Watch declared 6,388 incidents in which Shia Muslims …

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Case of Sheikh Isa Qassim, Violations Continues in Bahrain

Bahraini government fines, strips nationality, and gives jail time to Sheikh Isa Qassim, another Bahraini Shia cleric. Suspended jail time in addition to $265,000 fine of Sheikh Isa Qassim is another example of Bahrain’s religious discrimination and controlling of religious freedom. Sheikh Qassim was accused and charged of illegal fundraising and …

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Hajj 2016 update: Iraqi Pilgrims Abused in Medina Airport

Abuse of Iraqi Hajj pilgrims in Medina airport

Shia rights violation increases as Hajj season begins in Saudi Arabia. According to Iraqi Hajj groups, their pilgrims face restriction and unexpected search in addition to humiliation and verbal abuse in public. Member of Iraqi Hajj groups were subject to beating, insult and abuse as they entered Medina airport today. …

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SRW Stands in Solidarity with Afghan Hazara Community

  Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns recent attack to Afghan Shia community this Saturday as 80 people were killed and more than 260 were wounded. Although life has never been easy for Shia minority, Afghan Shia have suffered more than many of their fellow Shia in neighboring country. Afghanistan has …

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