Tag Archives: SAUDI ARABIA

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 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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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, July 2020

The month of July stood witness to 406 individual incidents of violence, mainly in the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq.  Shia Rights Watch emphasizes that reports of anti-Shiism serve as the tip of the iceberg. Many cases of Anti-Shiism are not reported due to fear of …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, May 2020

In the month of May, 59 incidents of Anti-Shiism occurred, resulting in a total death count of 79 people, the injury of 264, and the arrest of 3 others. Reported incidents were from the countries of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.  Shia Rights Watch notes that this report …

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Battling Coronavirus and Prejudice in Bahrain

Tension over COVID-19 or the Coronavirus disease looms internationally as nations combat the expansion of the disease. Amidst the chaos, reports of discrimination are also prevalent. Ethnicities native to countries with the highest prevalence of the disease report being the target of violence as well as racial slurs.  In the …

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