On the Press

Hooray for the Mothers of Activists!

As Mother’s Day (May 11) draws closer and closer, Shia Rights Watch (SRW) would like to express its appreciation to all mothers of activists who have raised generations of peacemakers. An Arabic-language channel’s recent interview of with the mother of a Saudi fighter in Syria brought hidden emotions and pain …

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Our Nonlethal Assistances Raise Lethal Fighters in Syria

On May 5th, 2014 International New York Times reported that “the Obama administration on Monday granted the group diplomatic status and pledged an additional $27 million in nonlethal assistance” bringing total assistance to about $287million so far. The non-lethal aid is going to include medical aid food rations, communications equipment …

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Anti-Shia Alliance

The “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia has attracted attention from news agencies and raised serious concerns among human rights NGOs over Shia rights in Indonesia following their first anti-Shia rally on Sunday. According to reporters many Indonesians attended an anti-Shia rally on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West …

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Guess Which Countries are Spending Most on Arm Forces and Weapons?

SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, one of the reliable research institutes that researches into the arm control published a scary report on the increase spending on arms by countries with most human rights violations. According to the report China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the 23 countries around …

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Universal Empathy: Promising Solution

Need to develop universal human rights respect and empathy can be a promising solution to the growing oppression around the world. Historically many oppressor governments and regimes used foreigners as soldiers to implement so called security rules, to torture in prisons, to investigate antigovernment movements and more. Moreover, they use …

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I Would Hope So

February 14th, marked the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain: A powerful movement that resulted in the death of many and put hundreds behind the bars, only because they demanded freedom and equal treatment. Some Bahrainis lost citizenship to their own country, many children have lost parents, minors …

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Then….All Terrorists Deserve Honorary Doctorate

Some news are funny and sad at the same time. Recently King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia was awarded honorary doctorateof philosophy in Politics and International Studies by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). As far as I remember King Abdullah is the king of the country with …

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This Year’s Resolution, Full of Humanity

Its the last day of the year again….. As much as we all wished for a happy year last year, the year 2013 was not a very happy year for millions of our brothers and sisters in humanity. The year 2014 is another opportunity to change the world to a …

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One Baby Every Hour

Every hour passes adds one baby to the Syrian families in their refugee camps as one baby is born every hour according to UN research. So far 21,000 babies were born, most of which do not hold birth certificate. These babies are born in camps when their families have no …

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We all Failed

Bone chilling cold, is a reality of the winter in Syria. I lived many years of my childhood in Syria; a country I loved more than home. I have experience the cold, the wind and the chilly weather, but after all the cold, I knew I can go back home …

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