Bahrain is in dire need of basic freedoms. Activists have urged authorities to release a prominent opposition figure, Abdul Jalil al-Singace, serving an unjust life sentence over his participation in the 2011 uprising. al-Singace started a hunger strike over his mistreatment in jail. This article is published by Aljazeera. Here is an excerpt:
Al-Singace, serving a life sentence over his involvement in a 2011 uprising, launched his hunger strike in response to ‘degrading treatment’ [Twitter image/Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy]
Human rights groups have urged Bahrain to release a key opposition figure, saying he has been on hunger strike since July 8 over “ill-treatment”.
Sixteen organisations – including Amnesty International and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) – called on Bahraini authorities on Friday to release Abdul Jalil al-Singace, who is serving a life sentence for his involvement in a 2011 uprising.
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