In cooperation with holy shrines in Iraq, ICRC held a conference

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) holds a humanitarian dialogue conference "Links between the humanitarian and Islamic international law", in cooperation with the department of religious preaching in the holy…

Infographics: What Are Parents Rights in Quran?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: This infographic give us a quick look at what the holy Quran says about parents rights.    Read more from Shafaqna: The Holy Quran and the Parents French parents name baby ‘Jihad,’ may face charges Infographics:…

About 850 grave human rights violations by Bahraini regime in July

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SHAFAQNA: During the month of July, about 844 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain are revealed by an independent human rights group, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights…

Terrorist attack against Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted

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SHAFAQNA- A terrorist attack that was planned to target Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted by Iraqi security forces on Sunday. “Security forces received reports about the presence of three suicide bombers in al-Radwaniyah district…

Hundreds of Bahrainis stage anti-regime protests

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Bahrainis have staged anti-regime protests across the country against Al-Khalifah regime. Demonstrators condemned regimes activity against political activists, Shiite clerics, according to the Mehr report, citing Manama…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…

Bahrain Center for Human Rights: Al-Khalifa officials are struggling with Shiite Ashura rituals

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights announced that Bahrain security authorities target freedom of religion and belief by creating restrictions on holding of religious rituals and Ashura ceremony in the villages and cities of Bahrain. This…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

Prison punishment for WhatsApp groups in Jammu and Kashmir

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SHAFAQNA - First Post | by Ishfaq Naseem : The Jammu and Kashmir government has said all WhatsApp groups should register with the deputy commissioner (DC) in one of the districts of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, failing which the group administrators…

Expansion of Anti-Shia Laws in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch | by Hannah Westphall :        After 9/11, the US adopted an ideology of “war on terror,” a systematic campaign using a variety of legislative and judicial methods designed to target extremist groups bent…

Ibrahim Musa: Zaria massacre orchestrated in Israel bankrolled by Saudis

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SHAFAQNA - Ibrahim Musa, the President of Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, believes that Israel and Saudi Arabia were the main plotters behind Zaria massacre in Nigeria. Ibrahim Musa is the President of Media Forum of the…

Amri Che Mat's disappearance and Shia-phobia in Malaysia

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SHAFAQNA - A Malaysian social activist, Amri Che Mat, went missing on Nov 24, 2016 that media reports saying it could be related to his alleged Shia belief. Already, Perlis Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin has attacked Amri Che Mat for following Shia…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

USA called Bahrain government to release Shaikh Ali Salman

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SHAFAQNA - The detention of Shaikh Ali Salman led to widespread protests across the Bahrain Kingdom, which has been criticized by rights groups and governments alike, including Washington.   Washington has called upon the government of Bahrain…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

Seven Shia Muslims martyred while defending in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Abna24 : Seven people martyred including one civilian, and two other civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with sniper and macinegun fire on the terrorist-besieged Shiite towns of al-Fouaa and Kefraya in northern countryside…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Verdict in case against Sheikh Ali Salman expected on June 21

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SHAFAQNA - A Manama court adjourned proceedings in the case against Bahrain’s opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during the latest hearing on Tuesday. The next session has been scheduled for June 21 at which time the court is expected…

Two Shia Muslims martyred in terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - Two Shia Muslims from Hazara community hailing from Balochistan Shia Conference embraced martyrdom while third was injured in a terrorist attack in Quetta's Western Bypass area on Sunday. Police sources said Shia martyrs were…

Nabeel Rajab, his cellmates denied access to drinking water: BCHR

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SHAFAQNA - The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) voiced its concern over the ill-treatment of its founder and jailed Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab. The BCHR reported on Thursday that Rajab and his cellmates have been denied drinking…

Number of Bahrainis stripped of citizenship surpasses 600 mark

SHAFAQNA - The head of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei reported that the number of Bahrainis stripped of their citizenship in the last six years has surpassed the 600 mark. AlWadaei tweeted on Wednesday…

Bahrain's sanctions against Shia community continues

SHAFAQNA - Manama’s security forces deployed armored vehicles across Bahrain’s northwestern village of Diraz in an apparent bid to enforce a ban on Friday prayers at the local Shiite mosque. Activists posted images online showing police…

Human Rights Bodies Call for Release of Bahraini Political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA - The letter slammed the terrible conditions the Bahraini-Danish human rights activist and other political prisoners are undergoing, the Manama Post reported. It also called for providing the prisoners with necessary medical care…

Nabeel Rajab says he is ready to die in prison

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SHAFAQNA - Jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab told his son during a telephone conversation on Wednesday that he was “prepared for the worst and death in … prison.” According to his son, Adam Nabeel Rajab, the prominent…

Shiites in Bahrain are barred from praying

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SHAFAQNA - Under international law freedom of religion remains a principle no nation can, in theory at least, violate without fear of serious repercussions. And yet, country such as Bahrain have defied and defiled such law more times than anyone…

Saudi Arabia set to brutally execute Shia Muslims - UN calls foul

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SHAFAQNA - In yet another display of complete disregard for human rights, Saudi Arabia is said to be ready to carry out the execution of 13 Shia Muslims on the basis they represent a threat to national security. Under Saudi Arabia’s strict…

Jaw Prison and the policy of religious persecution

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s most infamous incarceration center finds itself once again in the middle of controversy as reports pointed to systematic religious-based persecution have surfaced. Shia Muslims detainees - who account for the majority…