Flashback Friday – January 29, 2021

Find Shia news of the week all on page.     Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria Security forces attack protestors calling for the release of Shaikh Zakzaky on January 26.  Many were injured and two were killed. The funeral of one of the deceased was held soon after.  The protest came after …

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Flashback Friday – January 22, 2021

Find news about Shia Muslims in the past week in a single page.   Tayaran Square, Baghdad, Iraq Morning of January 21, twin bombings killed 32 people and injured 110 others. one of the perpetrators feigned illness to lure a crowd around himself in the marketplace of central Tayaran Square. …

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Bombings in Tayaran Square Baghdad Kill 32

Shia Rights Watch condemns bombing in Baghdad, Iraq on January 21, 2021 and offers its condolences to the nation of Iraq.  In a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, 32 people have been killed and 110 others have reportedly been injured on Thursday morning.  Yahya Rasool of the Ministry of …

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The case of Shaikh Zakzaky: Four Years and No Justice

January 16 marks the anniversary of the expiration of the 45-day caveat in which Justice Gabreil Kolawole of Abuja Federal High Court ordered the release of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzay in Nigeria.  As of 2021, four years have passed since the caveat and Justice Kolawole’s order has yet to be carried …

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Flashback Friday, January 15, 2021

Find all Shia-related happenings in a single page – Introducing SRW Weekly Flashback Fridays!   Balochistan, Pakistan After six days on the ground, the bodies of the Hazara miners were buried last week. An approximate 5,000 people attended the mass burial ceremony in Hazara Town Cemetery. Family of the deceased …

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Flashback Friday, January 8, 2021

Find all Shia-related happenings in a single page – Introducing SRW Weekly Flashback Fridays!   Balochistan, Pakistan On January 3rd, 2021, ISIS assailants kidnapped, tortured, and killed 11 coal miners in Balochistan, Pakistan, The minors were identified as Shia Muslims previous to being dragged into the mountains. Their hands were …

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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, November 2020

Prejudice, discrimination, and violence against Shia Muslims is an issue of international proportion.  In the month of November, activists and grassroots organizations from the nations of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bahrain, Iraq, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia reported Anti-Shiism as covered in this report.  Shia Rights Watch notes that this report covers quantifiable …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, October 2020

Anti-Shiism,  the targeting of Shia Muslims on the basis of their faith raves across international borders. In the month of October, Anti-Shiism in the forms of discrimination, persecution, and violence were reported in the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Shia Rights Watch notes that incidents of …

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Concerns agaist violations in Azerbaijan

Shia Rights Watch is deeply concerned by the escalation of hostility in southwestern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  This NGO shares the pain and sorrow that the international committees feel as the result of increasing causality of both civilians and forces. This unrest has cost civilian lives and infrastructure …

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