Flashback Friday March 12, 2021

  Baghdad, Iraq,  Bombings in the Kadhimiya area of Baghdad killed and injured numerous pilgrims traveling to the local Shrine on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim. Millions of Shia Muslims traveled on foot from nearby provinces.   An assailant threw a grenade into the crowd at the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, February 2021

In the month of February, 84 incidents of violence against Shia Muslims were reported in the nations of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.  It is important to note that cases of violence noted in this report are, in fact, only a sample of the incidents of …

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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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Flashback Friday March 5, 2021

Find news about Shia Muslims in the past week on a single page Riyadh, Saudi Arabia United Nations experts call for the release of Shia Muslims in detainment. Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher were arrested as minors for participation in protests calling for political reform.  Originally sentenced to …

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Flashback Friday, February 26, 2021

Shia happenings in the week of February 26, 2021     Detained Shia Muslims Face Harsh Conditions and Threats to Basic Rights  Bahraini authorities continue to undermine the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Sexual abuse, overcrowding, violence, and insanitary conditions in Bahrain threaten the life …

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Flashback Friday February 19, 2021

Find news about Shia Muslims in the past week in a single page.   Manama, Bahrain February 14th, 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of Bahrain’s uprising. The people of Bahrain first took to the streets in 2011 to protest the nation’s dissatisfactory conditions. A decade has passed since demonstrators took …

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10 Years of Calling for Reform in Bahrain

Shia Rights Watch,شیعة رايتس ووتش

February 14th, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Bahrain’s uprising. The people of Bahrain first took to the streets in 2011 in protest of the nation’s dissatisfactory conditions. A decade has passed since demonstrators took to the streets to demand reform but human rights seem farther than ever.  February 14th …

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Flashback Friday February 12, 2021

  Shia-related news in the week of February 12, 2021     Manama, Bahrain Authorities commute the sentence of Ali Nimr (age at arrest:17), Dawoud Al-Marhoun (age at arrest:17), and Abdullah Al-Zaher (age at arrest:15) to 10 years. The three were originally sentenced to death for participation in pro-democratic protests. …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, January 2021

Shia Rights Watch has recorded 245 cases of anti-Shiism in the month of January. Incidents of direct violence occurred in the countries of Bahrain, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.  Shia Rights Watch notes that the true effects of anti-Shia violence, including but not limited to generational trauma, cannot …

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Flashback Friday – February 5, 2021

Happenings specific to Shia Muslims in the week of February 5, 2021       Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Malama Zeenah Ibrahim, the wife of Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, was temporarily released in order to receive treatment.   In a recent interview, the Chairman of the Resource Forum …

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