February 12, 2016

Lengthy Hunger Strike by Bahraini Activist Protesting Prison Conditions Concerns Family

Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a former professor of mechanical engineering and human rights activist, has been in jail under conditions he considers to be inhumane. His hunger strike has been ongoing since March 2nd, according to reports, and his family is gravely concerned about his health. CCS asked Bahraini authorities to investigate Dr. Al Singace's situation and prison conditions for  … continue reading >>

Bahrani Professor’s Abrupt Citizenship Revocation Violates Universal Human Rights Declaration

Bahrain's Interior Ministry revoked Dr. Masaud Jahromi's citizenship without notice or opportunity to respond, on grounds of "terrorist activities" or "advocating regime change through illegal means." OUR PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES The Jahromi Archive Jahromi, Chair of the Ahlia University's Computer Science Department, has never participated in either of these. CCS wrote protesting such arbitrary  … continue reading >>

Prof. Al-Singace Denied Family Visits and Medical Attention in Bahrain Jail

CCS has learned from Professor Abdul Jail Al-Singace's family that he has been denied medical attention and family visits while serving a life sentence  in prison. Al-Singace's conviction was based on his reporting on human rights abuses in Bahrain. Dr. Al-Singace, a professor of mechanical engineering who has taught at the University of Bahrain since 1995,  is also a leader of the democratic  … continue reading >>

Bahrain Harrasses Human Rights Defenders, Exile Activist Explains in New York Address

On May 9, 2013, Maryam al-Khawaja, acting president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and a co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, described the current human rights situation in Bahrain as dire, at a meeting sponsored by Scholars at Risk at NYU Law School in New York City. In order to understand the current human rights situation in the country, asking one simple question is  … continue reading >>

New Appeal in Bahrain for Dr. Al-Singace A Chance for Justice, CCS Claims in Letter

An appeal hearing on January 7, 2013 in the case of engineer and human rights activist Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace would give Bahraini authorities a chance to reverse a life sentence that is based solely on his expression of opinion, according to CCS and other human rights groups that have been advocating for Al-Singace since his arrest in 2011.  … continue reading >>

Make Bahrain Live Up to Commitments, CCS Asks President Obama in Open Letter

In spite of past promises to provide due process to Bahraini health care professionals who were arrested, tortured and sometimes disappeared, the Government of Bahrain has continued to prosecute many of the doctors and nurses who assisted protesters in 2011. Together with other human rights organizations, CCS has been advocating on behalf of these professionals and the principle of medical  … continue reading >>

Prof. Al-Singace’s Free Expression Charges Should be Dismissed in Upcoming Appeal

Abdul Jail Al-Singace, a scholar of mechanical engineering and opposition activist in Bahrain, was sentenced to life imprisonment in June of 2011. Since his detention in 2009, CCS has been opposing his imprisonment based solely on his exercise of his human rights. Our letters also expressed concern for Al-Singace's health because he is partially paralyzed. In anticipation of his appeal hearing,  … continue reading >>

Professor Al-Singace will get a new trial in Bahrain

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.  … continue reading >>

Al-Singace Appeal Held on April 30 in Bahrain

Professor Abdul Jail Al-Singace, a scholar of mechanical engineering at the University of Bahrain and Director of the Human Rights Bureau of the Haq Movement for Civil Liberties and Democracy, an opposition political movement, was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 because of his reporting on human rights abuses in Bahrain. The government is hearing his appeal on April 30. CCS has written two  … continue reading >>

Advocacy on Behalf of Bahraini Health Care Professionals Continues

The international community of professional health care providers was shocked when military courts in Bahrain convicted their colleagues for assisting protesters in 2011. The Bahraini public prosecutor reversed the sentences and the professionals were tried in civilian courts, which handed down long jail sentences. CCS urged Bahraini authorities to reinstate all of the defendants in their  … continue reading >>