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Bahraini journalists harassed, banned from travel

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini prosecutors and security officials should cease harassing journalists and should lift travel bans imposed on two reporters in the past week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Prosecutors summoned three journalists…

Bahraini protesters denounce killing of 3 activists trying to flee kingdom

SHAFAQNA - On Thursday evening, protesters took to the streets in the northwestern village of Bani Jamra, chanting slogans in protest at the deaths of 29-year-old Rida al-Ghisra, Mahmoud Yahya, 22, and 35-year-old Mostafa Abedali, whom regime…

Bahrain - religious oppression goes on

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities continued to ban the largest Shiite Friday prayer after preventing the Imam of prayers and worshipers from entering Diraz to reach the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque. The authorities have been besieging…

#Freethe3 social media campaign reaches new heights

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia’s many grave human rights violations remain largely unaddressed by state officials for facing the kingdom equates those days to political and/or financial suicide, activists have relentlessly exposed and spoken…

Bahraini regime summons elderly Shiite sheikh Al-Jidhafsi for interrogation

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini authorities summoned on Monday (August 22, 2016) an elderly sheikh for interrogation in a series of summons and arrests targeting more than 70 Shiite clerics. The authorities requested the presence of Sheikh Ali bin…

Religious oppression in the Kingdom - Saudi Arabia's despicable underbelly

SHAFAQNA - The relationship between Saudi Sunni and Shia has always been characterized by conflict. Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia are a minority group that account for 10 to 15 percent of the population in a mainly Sunni country. The Shia communities…

Samuel L Jackson: 'Muslims Are America's New Black Men'

SHAFAQNA - Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson has claimed that Muslims are the new blacks of America because of how they are being persecuted. The Django Unchained star, 67, said that the recent Islamist attacks in Paris and California meant…

Bahrain authorities, a source of terror & violator of Shiite religious rights

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Forum for Human Rights stated that the Bahraini authorities' campaign against Ashura Banners and Slogans reflects "the deep-rooted hatred and discrimination in the government's structure," pointing out that "turning the state…

Breaking The Silence: Arrested At Age 16, Ali al-Nimr Faces Execution By Beheading Under Saudi Law

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SHAFAQNA - It was Malala Yousafazi, who said: “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” Today we have the opportunity to speak up and denounce the most heinous crimes of all - those committed against children. Because…

Sheikh Ali Salman is denied access in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, said he is being denied right to discussion with his legal representatives as his appeal approaches on 14th October 2015. The court and prison administration…

Justice and Resistance: Tribute to Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the…