Tag Archives: Pakistan

Untold Stories, The Suffering of Shia Muslims

Annual report of Anti-Shiism around the Globe This report reflects investigative work Shia Rights Watch staff undertook in 2018   Introduction Parallel to the rise of coverage of the Shia identity came to an increased need for recognition for the dynamics of the faith-based population. With the Arab Spring starting …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in February, 2019

Anti-Shiism, in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in the nations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq. It is important to note that cases of violence stated in this report are only a sample of the incidents of anti-Shiism faces by the worlds Shia …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in January, 2019

The year 2019 began with more Anti-Shiism activities in different countries. Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in the nations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iraq. It is important to note that cases of violence noted in this report are in fact only …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in November, 2018

Shia rights violations continued in November.  Anti-Shia incidents were witnessed in some countries. Most violation reports are from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan,  and Afghanistan.  Anti-Shia violations, including but not limited to, imprisonment, physical and emotional torture, limited or no access to medical assistance, hate speech, explosion, and executions. Shia …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in September, 2018

In the month of September, that coincide with Muharram, Shia Muslims commemorated the death anniversary of Hussain ibn Ali, an international revered defender of human rights. On the occasion, Shia Muslims gather to renew their religious commitment in standing against human rights violations. Because Shia processions are public in ritual, …

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Muharram Advisory 2018

Muharram Advisory Dear Fellow Shia Muslims, As a human rights NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Shia Muslims globally, we are writing to bring to your attention the veneration and importance of practicing safety in your community in the month of Muharram. Muharram, the first month of …

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What Pakistan’s Elections Mean for Shia Muslims

Author: Hannah Westphall The recent elections in Pakistan have been fraught with worry. In a place where the military has directly ruled for roughly half of its 70-year existence and has seen only one peaceful transition of administrative power uncertainty has plagued the entire process. For the roughly 200 million …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in July, 2018

In July, Shia Muslims around the world continue to be discriminated against for practicing their faith. The claim that Shia Muslims are “idolatrous” or “heretical” is often used to justify heinous human rights abuses against Shia Muslims, and to obstruct their right to religious freedom. Shia Muslims throughout the world …

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Bi-Annual Report 2018

Anti-Shiism is prevalent and spreading in 2018. Already halfway through the year, the number of countries where Shia Muslim violations have occurred increased from 6 in January to 16 by the end of June. Countries examined in this report for their anti-Shiism include Nigeria, Bahrain, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South …

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