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Bahrain: Al-Singace protest hits 200 days, NGOs demand his release

Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr al-Singace has boycotted all solid food in response to the ill-treatment of prisoners  in Bahrain. Twenty-one human rights organisations reiterate their call for his release in a joint statement published today. The NGOs ‘voice our solidarity with Dr al-Singace’s continued protest

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Vietnam: Blogger Ta Phong Tan released

English PEN and PEN International welcome the release of Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan on 19 September 2015. Arrested in September 2011, Ta Phong Tan was sentenced a year later to 10 years in prison and three years in probationary detention for ‘conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam’ under Article 88 of

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Egypt: Prisoner pardons welcome but much more must be done to protect freedom of expression

Yesterday’s announcement of a presidential decree granting pardon to 100 people including Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, and poet Omar Hazek, is a small step towards rectifying violations against freedom of expression in the country. ‘While we welcome these pardons and the relief it will bring to those released and their families,

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