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Anti-Shia protests in Karachi, Pakistan

Shia Rights Watch expresses immense concern in regards to recent anti-Shia protests in Karachi, Pakistan. Within the rally, affiliates of Sipah-e-Sahaba and Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan waved flags and shout derogatory slurs against Shia Muslims, calling them “infidels” and damaging not only identified Shia property but also the city’s public infrastructures. …

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Bahrain’s Counterproductive Covid-19 Measures

Shia Rights Watch raises concerns for the state of human rights in the Holy Month of Muharram.  In advance of the Holy Month, Bahraini authorities announced restrictive measures in religious congregation and public organizations expressing Muharram commemorations.  Prominent organizers of mourning rituals have been summoned and threatened with detention.  Some …

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Muharram 2020 Advisory

Late August 2020 coincides with the Holy month of Muharram. Shia Muslims face heightened rates of human rights violations in this month as their open and visible rituals make them targets for anti-Shiism.  In advance of Muharram 2020, threats of arrest and detainment of mourners have been announced by authorities …

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Muharram 2020: Individual and Community Guides Against Covid-19

While millions of dollars have been spent on COVID-19 vaccinations, not much has been done to address mental health dilemmas related to the pandemic. As necessary as public health actions such as social distancing are, they leave people feeling isolated and alone. The lack of face-to-face communication and reduced social …

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International Youth Day, 2020

Shia Rights Watch observes August 12 as the International Youth Day.  Designated by the United Nations in 1999, International Youth Day celebrates young people’s actions and engagement in political, economic, and social processes.  Approximately 26% of the international population is under the age of 15, yet the group is underrepresented …

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