After a video clip of a film depicting a group of Egyptian soldiers brutally torturing Shia citizens, the International Shia Watch Organization of the Imam al-Shirazi International Foundation in Washington D.C. issued a statement denouncing the numerous and ongoing pressure on the Shias in Egypt by the ruling authorities in Egypt and the SalafistTakfiri groups.
Shia Rights Watch demanded the identification and prosecution of the Egyptian soldiers in the video. Further, the organization called for restitution for the two men tortured.
Anti-Shia sentiment perpetuated by the Salafi cleric and social organizations has led to sectarian violence in the nation.
Egypt’s lack of support for Shia Muslims fuels regional unrest, according to the organization.