Tag Archives: BAHRAIN

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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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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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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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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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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