English PEN shares PEN International’s serious concerns for the health of prominent academic, activist and blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. Dr Al-Singace, who is serving a life sentence for his peaceful opposition activities, is said to be very weak as a result of a hunger strike protesting poor conditions in the prison where he is held.
We are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Al-Singace and all those detained in Bahrain in violation of their right to free expression, as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Bahrain is a signatory. We also demand that Dr Al-Singace be granted access to his family and legal counsel, and that his reports of ill-treatment in Jaw prison are fully investigated.
For more information on the case of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace, please visit the PEN International website.
Please send appeals:
- Expressing serious concern for the safety of academic, activist and blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace whose health is rapidly deteriorating as a result of a hunger strike;
- Demanding a full investigation into reports that Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and others are subject to ill-treatment in prison;
- Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and all those detained in Bahrain in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Bahrain is a signatory.
Send appeals to:
Her Excellency Alice Thomas Samaan
The Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain – London
30 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8QB
Fax: (+44) 0207 201 9183
You can also send messages via the Embassy website.