Bahrain: Serious concern for the health of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace       

English PEN joins PEN International in expressing serious concern for the detained academic, activist and blogger

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PEN is seriously concerned for the health of prominent academic, activist and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike since 21 March 2015 in protest at conditions in Jaw prison. Dr Al-Singace requires specialist medical treatment for ongoing health problems, some of which result from torture and ill-treatment in prison. He is serving a life sentence for his peaceful opposition activities.

PEN is 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, to which Bahrain is a state party. We also demand that Dr Al-Singace receives full access to medical attention as a matter of urgency, and that his reports of ill-treatment in Jaw prison are fully investigated.

For further background information, please visit the PEN International website.

TAKE ACTION

Send messages of support

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 cat@englishpen.org

Send books

We are encouraging supporters to send books to Dr Al-Singace. Find out more and get involved here.

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Share details of Dr Al-Singace’s case with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to take action.

Please send appeals

  • Expressing serious concerns for the health of academic, activist and blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace, who is in need of urgent medical treatment;
  • Demanding a full investigation into reports that Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and others are being ill-treated in prison;
  • Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Abduljalil Al-Singace and all those detained in Bahrain in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Bahrain is a state party.

A sample letter follows, but please do personalise this if you have time.

Send appeals to:

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa
King of Bahrain
Office of His Majesty the King
P.O.Box 555
Rifa’a Palace
Kingdom of Bahrain.
Fax: +973 176 64 587

Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa
Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs
P.O.Box 450
Al-Manama
Bahrain.
Fax: +973 175 31 284

Dr. Salah Ali Abdulrahman
Minister of Human Rights and Social Development,
Ministry of Human Rights and Development
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain

Please copy appeals to the diplomatic representative for Bahrain here in the UK:

Her Excellency Alice Thomas Samaan
The Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain
30 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8QB
Fax: 020 7201 9183

You can also send appeals via the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s website.

Your Excellency

I am writing to you as a supporter of English PEN, the founding centre of the international association of writers, regarding Bahraini academic, activist and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace.

PEN is seriously concerned for the health of prominent academic, activist and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike since 21 March 2015 in protest at conditions in Jaw prison. Dr Al-Singace requires specialist medical treatment for ongoing health problems, some of which result from torture and ill-treatment in prison. He is serving a life sentence for his peaceful opposition activities.

I join PEN in 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, to which Bahrain is a state party. I also demand that Dr Al-Singace receives full access to medical attention as a matter of urgency, and that his reports of ill-treatment in Jaw prison are fully investigated.

I would welcome your comments on my appeal.

Yours sincerely

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Ülkü Elif Clark

I join PEN in 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, to which Bahrain is a state party. I also demand that Dr Al-Singace receives full access to medical attention as a matter of urgency, and that his reports of ill-treatment in Jaw prison are fully investigated.

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Marty Hisington

Dr. Al-Singace should be released immediately. He and all others imprisoned in Bahrain for political reasons should be free and compensated for their suffering.

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