Posts Tagged: Abduljalil Al-Singace

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Season’s Greetings 2016: write to a writer at risk

Every year, our colleagues at PEN International compile a list of writers at risk and their families to whom members are encouraged to send seasonal greetings. Past recipients have told us about how these cards can provide much-needed moral support, and a crucial reminder that they have not been forgotten; others have told of how they

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Bahrain: NGOs call for release of Dr Al-Singace

Dr al-Singace began his hunger strike on 21 March 2015 as a response to police subjecting inmates at the Central Jau Prison to collective punishment, humiliation and torture. Since then, he has foregone food and subsisted on water and IV fluid injections for sustenance. Days later, Jau prison authorities transferred him to the Qalaa hospital,

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Bahrain: Al-Singace protest hits 200 days, NGOs demand his release

Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr al-Singace has boycotted all solid food in response to the ill-treatment of prisoners  in Bahrain. Twenty-one human rights organisations reiterate their call for his release in a joint statement published today. The NGOs ‘voice our solidarity with Dr al-Singace’s continued protest

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