Al-Singace Protest Hits 200 Days, NGOs Demand His Release

7 October 2015 – Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr. al-Singace has refused all solid food in protest over the torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in Bahrain.

21 human rights organizations reiterate their call for his release in a joint-statement published today. Following growing international attention to his case, Dr. al-Singace recently received treatment for a nose injury he suffered during his torture in 2011.  He had waited over four years to receive such treatment.

However, Dr. al-Singace’s condition remains critical. He suffered damage to his ear as a result of torture, but has not received adequate medical attention for this injury. His family states that he is often dizzy, his hair is falling out, and that he is “on the verge of collapse.”

Read the statement (PDF) here: Renewed Calls for al-Singace Release as Protest Hits 200 Days