The April 30th hearing for Professor Abdul Jail Al-Singace, a scholar of mechanical engineering at the University of Bahrain, resulted in a re-trial for Dr. Al-Singace and his co-defendants (including human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is currently on hunger strike). The date for the re-trial is not yet known. Dr. Al-Singace will have to remain in prison until the retrial.
Professor Al-Singace is also Director of the Human Rights Bureau of the Haq Movement for Civil Liberties and Democracy, an opposition political movement. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 because of his reporting on human rights abuses in Bahrain.
Retrial in coup plot, Gulf Daily News, May 1, 2012
Bahrain announces retrial for hunger striker Khawaja, The Guardian, April 30, 2012
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