News: 19-Apr-12

  1. Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatimah (sa) to be held at Islamic Center of England
    Anniversary martyrdom of lady Fatima (pbuh) will be held at the Islamic center of England on 25, 26, 27th April 2012.
  2. HR body seeks in-camera briefing on Shia killings
    Directing the Interior Ministry, Intelligence Bureau (IB) DG and ISI chief to separately brief it in-camera over the issue of Shias’ targeted killings, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday observed that some hidden forces were responsible for the killings in various parts of the country.
  3. Approval of 2012 Grand Prix in Bahrain outrages human rights advocates
    Formula One’s approval of Bahrain to host a Grand Prix auto race is angering the international community. Many Bahraini citizens and activists worry that the Bahraini rulers will use the world’s sports event to disguise its ongoing political unrest and human rights violation against its citizens.
  4. Iraq’s Sadr calls for Bahrain activist’s release
    Anti-US Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called for the release of jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months.
  5. Daughter of Bahraini hunger striker says he will continue protest against sentence
    THE DAUGHTER of a Bahraini activist who has been on hunger strike for more than 70 days has said her father is determined to continue his protest against a life sentence for his role in anti-regime demonstrations last year.
  6. Amnesty Demands Indonesia Drop Blasphemy Charges Against Shiite Leader
    Rights group Amnesty International demanded on Wednesday that Indonesian authorities drop blasphemy charges against Tajul Muluk, a local Shiite leader displaced from his village in East Java’s Madura Island, who is currently under police detention.
  7. Iranian MP Warns of Wahhabis’ Big Conspiracy against Shiites
    A senior Iranian lawmaker said the recent distribution of a blasphemous book which insults Shiite Muslims’ religious beliefs is part of a “major plot” staged by Wahhabis but designed and led by certain western states which intend to sow discord among Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
  8. Syria Squeezed as Nations Pressure Assad on Cease-Fire
    France, the U.S. and other countries are showing little confidence in the week-old Syria cease-fire, increasing the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to halt the violence while aiding his opponents.
  9. Iranian Minister Dismisses Internet Unplugging
    Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Reza Taqipour said reports that the country is planning to shut down the internet and replace it with a national intranet network were untrue.
  10. Iraqi authorities free 16 ex-regime officials
    Iraq’s higher criminal court has ordered the release of 16 officials from the ex-Baath regime after being acquitted of the charges against them, the Iraqi Ministry of Justice announced on Wednesday.

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