[Bahrain] Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace’s health deteriorates

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.

 

TAKE ACTION

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 
United Kingdom
Fax: (+44) 0207 201 9183

You can also send messages via the Embassy website.

 

About Cat Lucas

Cat Lucas is English PEN's Writers at Risk Programme Manager

View all posts by Cat Lucas →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *