Tag Archives: IRAQ

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 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 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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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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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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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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