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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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Shia Weekly News #36

Week of 10/11/15 Bahrain On October 13th, Bahraini Security Forces were spotted removing Ashura banners in the villages of Shahrkan, Al-Malkiya, Sehla, Bu Quwah and Isa Town. In twitter posts that emerged from Bahraini activists, pictures show members of the security forces in the streets with the flags and banners …

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