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.
Sign the petition
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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Share details of Dr Al-Singace’s case with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to take action. Please use the hashtags #SingaceHungerStrike and #freeabduljalil.
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If you would like to send a message of support to Dr Al-Singace and his family, please do so via the comments box below or email firstname.lastname@example.org