July 19, 2018

On July 17, 2018, Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Bahraini professor and human rights defender Abduljalil Al-Singace has been denied medical treatment for the second time.

Al-Singace, a professor of mechanical engineering, is serving a life sentence at B...

May 10, 2018

On May 10, 2018, Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that jailed Bahraini professor and human rights defender Abduljalil Al-Singace is being denied medical treatment. 

Al-Singace is serving a life sentence at Bahrain’s notoriously brutal Jau Prison for his role i...

April 12, 2016

A Bahraini teachers’ union leader, who was arrested and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment before an “unfair” military court in 2011, has been released after five years.

Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the founder and leader of the Bahrain Teachers Association, was freed last week.


November 26, 2015


Today marks day 250 of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace's hunger strike in protest of torture and the ill treatment of prisonersat Bahrain's Jau Prison, where he is currently serving a life sentence on charges related to his peaceful activism.


Endangered Scholars...

June 17, 2015

Endangered Scholars Worldwide (ESW) is gravely concerned about the decision issued on May 14, 2015 by a Bahraini Court to deport to deport Professor Masaud Mirza Jaffar Jahromi, who had his citizenship revoked on January 31, 2015, along with 70 other people....

April 29, 2015

ESW is gravely concerned over recent reports that Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a professor of mechanical engineering who is currently imprisoned in Bahrain, is in deteriorating health. Especially concerning are reports that Dr. Al-Singace is currently undertaking a hung...

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Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths


China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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