Tag Archives: Nigeria

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 – February 5, 2021

Happenings specific to Shia Muslims in the week of February 5, 2021       Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria After being diagnosed with Covid-19, Malama Zeenah Ibrahim, the wife of Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, was temporarily released in order to receive treatment.   In a recent interview, the Chairman of the Resource Forum …

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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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The case of Shaikh Zakzaky: Four Years and No Justice

January 16 marks the anniversary of the expiration of the 45-day caveat in which Justice Gabreil Kolawole of Abuja Federal High Court ordered the release of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzay in Nigeria.  As of 2021, four years have passed since the caveat and Justice Kolawole’s order has yet to be carried …

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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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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, June 2020

Shia Rights Watch presents a monthly analysis of the trends of Anti-Shiism, as reported by activists and survivors. Anti-Shiism, direct and indirect, crosses international borders. Shia Muslims all over the world face unique hardships based on their religious identity. In June, Shia Muslims in the countries of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, February 2020

Anti-Shiism Monthly February February stood witness to 151 incidents of anti-Shiism. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, and Afghanistan were all nations in which violence against Shia Muslims occurred. Bahrain The treatment of Shia Muslims in Bahrain is worrisome. Shia Muslims in the country, while they make up the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, January 2020

Incidents of Anti-Shiism January 2020 Shia Rights Watch continues its commitment to studying trends of anti-Shiism in the year 2020.  The first month of the new year targeted violence against Shia Muslims remained prevalent and in need of international attention.  In January 2020, a total of 121 incidents of anti-Shiism …

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Pushing for Protection: Advocating for the Shia

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Annual Report 2019 In this report, Shia Rights Watch quantifies violence against Shia Muslims and presents the dynamics of anti-Shiism in various nations of the world. This report reflects year-round investigations arranged by native activists and international researchers on actions taken to endanger populations based on their Shia identity.  Pushing …

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