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Alan Williams

Alan Williams
Alan is a Global Affairs major experienced intern who has enhanced his world view by advocating for minority rights. As a young activist who belongs to African American minority group, he has dedicated his professional and academic life to research and writing about minorities who need to be heard, such as Shia Muslims. He has contributed to Shia Rights Watch news section and has conducted research in Yemen and Egypt.

International Day of Shia Rights 2015

Use #612ShiaDay to increase the visibility of injustice against Shia Muslims on June 12.

From Ferguson to Manama, people take to the streets to protest police brutality

There are strikingly similar themes between protests in Bahrain and protests in Ferguson.

Videos of recent attacks on unarmed Shia by Bahraini security forces

The five minute video shows scores of Shia civilians storming out of a mosque as the rooms therein fill with smoke from tear gas canisters.

Shia Rights Watch releases video documenting ISIS human rights abuses

WASHINGTON, November 5, 2014 — Last week, Shia Rights Watch released a 9-minute video outlining some of the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS in Iraq. In conjunction with...

Shia Rights Watch urges President Obama to protect Shia rights

Shia Rights Watch sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting his assistance in protecting the rights of Shia throughout the Middle East and South Asia.

670 Shia killed at prison and another town laid siege by ISIS

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2014 — Sunday August 24, 2014 the United Nations confirmed that it obtained evidence supporting the claim that 670 Shia inmates in...

Word of the week: Anti-Shi’ism

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2014 — Anti-Shi’ism (noun) - Prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims. Coined by Shia Rights Watch in 2011, this term describes the wave...

Bahraini Shia show solidarity with jailed Shia sheikh

A large number of Bahraini Shia took to the streets on the island of Sitra on Sunday August 10, 2014 to show solidarity with Sheikh Nimr al Nimr who has been in Saudi Prison for two years.

Uncle and nephew killed outside of Karachi barbershop

This is the second such loss for the Hussain family who lost another relative to similar violence just a few days ago.

There is grave danger for Iraqi Shia

Shia Rights Watch calls on the international community to ensure the protection of shrines and civilians.

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