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 in the country’s 2011 uprising. Al-Singace was accused of attempting to overthrow the government, but his charges were in reality related to his peaceful human rights and political activism.
ESW is gravely concerned over recent reports that al-Singace's health is deteriorating. Since March 2013, Bahraini officials have habitually ignored Dr. al-Singace’s requests for medical attention despite his long-term poliomyelitis, which has left him paralyzed since childhood.
ESW calls for letters, emails, and faxes respectfully urging authorities to reconsider any convictions related to this scholar's peaceful exercise of free speech and association and to ensure his well-being and access to medical attention while in custody in accordance with international human rights standards.