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Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Photographs have emerged showing the graves of over 30 victims of last week's massacre of civilians in a peaceful religious procession on the outskirts of the northern city of Kano.Scores of people were killed and many injured after Nigerian security forces attacked them with live rounds as they marked the 40-day anniversary of Ashura. The procession was...

1st VP appreciates Iraq hosting Arbaeen pilgrims

1st VP appreciates Iraq hosting Arbaeen pilgrims

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s First VP Es'hagh Jahangiri has expressed gratitude to the government and nation of Iraq for their warm receiving of millions of Arbaeen pilgrims.Speaking with Iraqi PM Haider al-Ebadi in a telephone conversation on Saturday evening, Iran’s First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri made the remarks saying “Iraq’s king hosting of all pilgrims of...

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports.Hundreds more were injured after heavily armed soldiers dressed as police in approximately 100 trucks opened fire on a procession on the outskirts of Kano city. Soldiers also fired...

Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi has announced that brutal killing of Muslims in a peaceful religious community in Nigeria is disturbing and intolerable.Bahram Ghasemi, spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, pointed to the attack on religious mourners in the Nigerian city of Kano emphasizing “repeated killing of Muslims in a religious community, which is...

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (Press Shia) – There are report of at least one fatality and many injuries after Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano.The procession is one of many strands from all over the country making their way to Zaria where they will join the main procession which in...

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (Press Shia) – The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection of worshipers planning to embark on the annual commemorations of 40th day of Ashura later this month.The letter follows credible reports that the military plans to sabotage Arbaeen processions (as they are known) in a continuation of its...

Iran bans travel to Iraq's Samarra due to security concerns

Iran bans travel to Iraq's Samarra due to security concerns

TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (Press Shia) – Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi touched upon Sunday suicide bombings in Iraqi cities of Samarra and Tikrit, which killed at least 21 people, including 7 Iranian pilgrims.Ohadi said ISIL agents after heavy losses in Mosul, committed a heinous crime in Samarra on Sunday morning launching two suicide bombings, of which the first explosion...