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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Summary of Shia Rights Violations in 2018 as Reported by USCIRF

USCIRF 2019 Report This is the selected summary of the violations toward Shia Muslims as it is reported  by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Afghanistan The ongoing operation of terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), threaten the country’s overall security but …

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Saudi Arabia authorities beheaded 32 Shia Muslims

Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns the execution of 37 people by the Saudi government. Saudi is making history by its record-breaking executions and human rights violations. The sentences were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, home to the …

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Untold Stories, The Suffering of Shia Muslims

Annual report of Anti-Shiism around the Globe This report reflects investigative work Shia Rights Watch staff undertook in 2018   Introduction Parallel to the rise of coverage of the Shia identity came to an increased need for recognition for the dynamics of the faith-based population. With the Arab Spring starting …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in March, 2019                                                                                                               Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in number of  nations during this month. It is important to note that cases …

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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 stated in this report are only a sample of the incidents of anti-Shiism faces by the worlds Shia …

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International Day of Social Justice

Two billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations world-wide. Among those most affected are religious minorities, including Shia Muslims.  February 20th marks the International Day of Social Justice. This day calls for the renewal of commitments against social barriers that inhibit the advancement of any group, regardless of gender, …

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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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