Al-Singace Transferred to Military Hospital...CPJ Calls for His Release

2015-08-28 - 10:55 م

Bahrain Mirror: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Bahraini authorities to release the imprisoned blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. The New York-based committee said in a statement on Thursday (August 27, 2015) that "it, along with 40 human rights and press freedom groups, is calling on Bahrain to release Al-Singace."

Al-Singace was transferred to the military hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated.

The imprisoned blogger began a hunger strike on March 21, 2015 in protest of the collective punishment and acts of torture that police inflicted upon prisoners following a riot in Jaw Prison earlier that month.

41 international and local human rights organizations issued urgent appeals to immediately release Al-Singace. Meanwhile, the United States urged Bahrain to ensure adequate medical care for all prisoners and an investigation into all reports of mistreatment.

The human rights organizations called on the US and the European Union to urge Bahrain to release Dr Al-Singace.

The release of the urgent appeal also coincides with a protest led by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), English PEN Index and REDRESS outside the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, calling on them to take action on Dr. Al-Singace's case and to put pressure on the Bahraini authorities to end human rights abuses in Bahrain and its prisons.

Arabic Issue:


التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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