Flashback Friday, April 23, 2021

Protests continue across Bahrain,  Protests occur on a daily basis across the country as Bahraini’s call for the release of prisoners. Each night within the month of Ramadan, individuals peacefully walk the streets, calling for reform in the system that has long denied due-process, forced false confessions, and wrongfully prosecuted …

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Flashback Friday, April 16, 2021

Protests across Bahrain call for the unconditional release of political prisoners Following the death of Abbas Hassan Malallah, protests erupt in Bahrain calling for the release of political prisoners. Authorities responded to the protests with violence – numerous peaceful protesters have been arrested. Negligence on the part of authorities has …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, March 2021

March 2021 stood witness to continued violence against Shia Muslims. Anti-Shiism in the forms of arrests, sentencing, lack of due process, injury, and killing reported to Shia Rights Watch spanned four countries.  The reports of violence listed in this report have been verified through collaboration with grassroot advocates and confirmed …

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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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Flashback Friday, April 9,2021

    Manama, Bahrain On April 6, authorities announced the death of Abbas Hassan Malallah, a ten-year detainee of Jaws Prison. A statement was released by the Prisons Directorate, communicating the cause of death as a heart attack. The statement can be found on ShiaRightsWatch.org. Also, this week, Sheikh Hassan …

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Flashback Friday, April 2, 2021

Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia,  Saudi Arabian officials continue to quell the nation’s Shia Muslim population.  In late March, forces raided numerous homes in Al-Awamiya and Qatif. National forces forcibly entered the homes of Ahmed and Hadi Tariq al-Faraj and the Salma family, both family of martyrs previously executed. Moreover, two …

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Flashback Friday March 26, 2021

Punjab, Pakistan,  Raja Basharat, Provincial Law Minister, took measures to address systemic discrimination against Shia Muslims in Punjab Province. The minister assured local Shia delegations to withdraw cases against Shia mourners and to investigate cases brought forth by anti-Shia discrimination. Shia Muslims report discrimination and bias within social systems that …

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Flashback Friday March 19, 2021

Manama, Bahrain,  The family of Shaikh Zuhair Ashour reported attempted murder at the hands of a prisoner detained on charges of rape and drug-related charges. In a statement, the family expressed concerns for Shaikh Ashour.  “On Sunday (March 14, 2021), at 2 PM, while Sheikh Zuheir was going to the prison’s …

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