Tag Archives: BAHRAIN

Incidents of Anti-Shiism, May 2021

Shia Rights Watch continues monitoring international anti-Shia violence. Events noted in this statement are a collection of violence against Shia Muslims reported by grassroots activists and journalists. Shia Rights Watch highlights that this report samples the true scope of anti-Shiism.  In the month of May, violence from the nations of …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, April 2021

Anti-Shiism in the forms of arrests, sentencing, lack of due process, injury, and killing reported to Shia Rights Watch spanned the international community in the month of April. Reports of violence listed in this report have been verified through collaboration with grassroot advocates and confirmed by local investigations. Shia Rights …

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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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