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British University and College Union Calls on Secretary of State Dominic Raab to Intervene to Immediately Release Al-Singace

2021-08-19 - 10:38 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): University and College Union (UCU) condemned the imprisonment of Bahraini academic and human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. The union said in a tweet that the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab should intervene to secure Al-Singace's immediate release.

The UCU noted that Dr. Al-Singace has been imprisoned since 2011 because he stood for democracy. It indicated in another tweet that "One of Dr. Al-Singace's demands is that the Bahraini prison authorities return to him a book he had been researching and writing in prison for four years, and which they confiscated."

The union said that it is deeply shameful that a number of UK institutions is tied to this tyrannical regime.

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