Shia Human Rights

Bahraini court postpones verdict against senior Shiite cleric

SHAFAQNA - A Manama court has postponed a ruling in the case against the chairman of Bahrain’s largest Shiite...

UN special rapporteur expressed intention to visit Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - A prominent Bahraini cleric and activist, Sheikh Maytham al-Salman discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain...

Saudis still besieged Shia town after clashes

SHAFAQNA - Posters of sumptuous villas and palm-fringed boulevards hang in the battle-scarred old quarter of Awamiya, symbols of...

The Status of Shi’a Muslims in Bahrain, Saudia Arabia...

SHAFAQNA - Time: Tuesday 17th October; 18.15 - 19:15 Venue: Committee Room 20, Upper Committe Corridor, Palace of Westminster, House of Commons The...

Bahraini female detainees declare hunger strike

SHAFAQNA - The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) reported that a number of female detainees held at...

Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of Imam...

  SHAFAQNA - Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of #ImamHussain in Birmingham (England) has been stabbed multiple times...

Shiites condemn ban on IMN activities in Sokoto, Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites yesterday, picked holes in the decision by the...

“They Are Not Our Brothers” Hate Speech by Saudi...

SHAFAQNA - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traces its origins to a 1744 pact between a religious leader Muhammad ibn...

Bahraini Shiite clerics forbidden from referring to Sheikh Isa...

SHAFAQNA - A number of Shiite clerics in Bahrain’s northwestern village of Diraz are being warned against mentioning the...

No respect, no justice, no equality in Saudi Arabia

    SHAFAQNA - A Riyadh University professor, who preferred not be to named, said, "The people of Arabia have no...

Manama targeting family of late Al-Wasat co-founder

SHAFAQNA - The UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) accused Manama of targeting the extended family of...

Nearly 2 million Yemenis displaced: UNHCR

    SHAFAQNA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said ongoing conflict in Yemen has left nearly 2 million...

Court hearing against former Bahraini MP postponed

SHAFAQNA - A Manama court has postponed a hearing in the case against a former Bahraini MP until October...

Another Saudi young Shia faces execution after unfair trial

SHAFAQNA - Execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, only 16 at time of alleged crime, would be in clear contravention of...

Bahraini forces assaults on Ashura manifestations

    SHAFAQNA - As in the recent years, the Bahraini regime troops again carried out a series of assaults on...

Rights groups warn of Bahrain human rights abysmal track...

SHAFAQNA - The Police Ombudsman failed to address extensive, credible evidence of systematic arbitrary detention, torture, and mistreatment committed...

Friday prayers banned for 61th week in Bahrain

    SHAFAQNA - Security authorities in Bahrain prevented the country's Shiite majority from holding their largest Friday prayers for the...

Some 1,500 Bahraini detainees begin open-ended hunger strike

SHAFAQNA - Some 1,500 Bahraini detainees have started an open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years. The...

Bahraini activist hospitalized with food poisoning

SHAFAQNA - A Bahraini human rights group says the health condition of prominent Bahraini human rights advocate Ebtisam al-Saegh,...

Detained Bahraini Shiite Cleric Mohieldin Al-Mashaal to face trial

SHAFAQNA - The detained Bahraini Shiite cleric, Sayyed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal, will be tried on charges of inciting “hatred against...

Nigeria: Hundreds forcibly disappeared to instil fear

SHAFAQNA - Enforced disappearances are being used to instil fear into civilian population living in areas of the country...

Bahraini regime denies imprisoned activist cancer treatment

SHAFAQNA - The family of the Secretary-General of the Bahraini Movement for Rights and Democracy, "Haq", Hassan Mushaima, revealed...

Kabul in mourning as Shiite mosque attack toll rises...

  SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Shiite mourners began burying the victims of a suicide bomb and gun attack on a...

Ebrahim Sarhan gives harrowing account of Bahraini NSA torture

SHAFAQNA - In a personal and harrowing account, Bahraini human rights defender Ebrahim Sarhan described the torture that he...

Bahrain: Sayyed Al-Mashaal’s detention extended again

SHAFAQNA - Shiite cleric, Sayyed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal, has had his detention extended for a second time since his arrest...

Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

SHAFAQNA - Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in...

Trump silent on imminent unjust 14 Saudi Shia executions

SHAFAQNA - With the fate of 14 men facing execution in Saudi Arabia hanging in the balance, rights groups...

Satellite imagery shows extent of Saudi atrocities in Shiite...

SHAFAQNA - New satellite imagery (above) has shown the extent of destruction at a Shiite Muslim town in eastern...

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