Bahrain: Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace remains on hunger strike

English PEN is increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of prominent Bahraini academic, activist and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace.  Dr Al-Singace, who is serving a life sentence for his peaceful opposition activities, began his hunger strike on 21 March 2015 in protest against the deprivation of basic rights and ill-treatment of prisoners in Jaw prison.

To mark the 100th day of Dr Al-Singace’s hunger strike, English PEN has joined the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), PEN International, Index on Censorship, Scholars at Risk, Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association and the University College Union to express our solidarity with the imprisoned activist.


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Add your name to the petition calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr Al-Singace and of all those detained in Bahrain in violation of their right to freedom of expression.

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7 Comments on “Bahrain: Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace remains on hunger strike”

  1. ‘He told me to tell you that he really appreciates what you are doing… He is glad to be on this strike if it’s going to help other prisoners of conscious in Bahrain and improve their prison condition, and with your help he will be able to accomplish that’

    A message of thanks from Abduljalil Al-Singace’s family.

  2. Urgent Action must be taken to save the opposition leader Dr. Alsingace.
    It’s the responsibility of all national & international activists or leaders who’s involved in freedom and justice values.

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