Tag Archives: BAHRAIN

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

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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 – 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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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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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, August 2020

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In August 2020, Shia Muslims faced a total of 356 incidents of anti-Shiism. As a result of violence, 112 individuals were injured, 37 killed, based on their faith.  Shia Rights Watch notes the recorded incidents are only cases of direct violence. Cultural and systemic forms of anti-Shiism cannot be quantified …

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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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