September 1, 2014

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

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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

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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

Abduljalil al-Singace taking part in March of royal court in Riffa

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >>

Good News from Bahrain: Dr. Jahromi is Reinstated

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The Committee of Concerned Scientists received the following email from Dr. Masaud Jahromi. Dear friends and colleagues; Hi, I would like to inform you that last night I have been reinstated officially to my position - Chair of Telecommunication Engineering department in Ahlia University. Appreciating your remarkable efforts. Wishing the day that all Bahrainis receive their  … continue reading >>

Bahrain Should Reinstate Professors, Students as Independent Commission Recommends, SAR Urges

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The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI, established by the Bahraini government to investigate the aftermath of last year's protests in Bahrain) documented numerous instances of human rights violations against academics and students. Scholars at Risk (SAR), an international network of universities and colleges, recently called upon authorities in Bahrain to implement all of the  … continue reading >>