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Hazara Face Continued Violence: Is There an End?

Shia Rights Watch expresses its deepest concern for the lives of the Hazara population in Afghanistan following the recent bombings in Kabul. For far too long have the Hazara people lived with targets on their back while the world turns a blind eye to the violence that plague their lives.  …

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Ramadan Kareem!

Shia Rights Watch expresses its warmest regards to the international community in the auspicious month of Ramadan. The Holy month of Ramadan is a time of consciousness, generosity, and spiritual fulfillment. At Shia Rights Watch, we stand in remembrance of those disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including but not limited …

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Anti Shia Remark John Kirby

March 5, 2021 As the Pope is set to visit Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani on Saturday, the Department of Defense’s Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and spokesman, John Kirby makes an Anti-Shia and xenophobic statement that has outraged religious and minority rights activists. In the Pentagon …

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The Targeted Hazara of Pakistan

Shia Rights Watch expresses concern for the continued genocide of the Hazara ethnic group in Pakistan.  On January 3rd, 2021, 11 coal miners in Balochistan, Pakistan, were kidnapped and killed. Armed ISIS assailants identified the miners as Shia Muslims before dragging them from the miner’s shared residence to a location …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in June 2019 Shia rights violations continue in June, with Anti-Shia incidents 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 to medical assistance, hate …

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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 based on unsupported allegations. Murtaja …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May 2019                                                                                       Anti-Shiism, in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in a number of nations during this month. Extreme violations carried by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain shucked the international committees even more after both authorities …

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