People of Sanabis Protest Express Solidarity with Al-Singace and Other Political Detainees

The people of Bahrain’s Sanabis village, on Sunday night, continued their protests in solidarity with the blogger and human rights activist Abduljalil al-Singace who has been on hunger strike for 165 days.

The people of Sanabis went out to streets holding pictures of detainees and banners expressing solidarity with prisoners of conscience in Bahrain.

Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace, a Bahraini academic, blogger and human rights defender, is protesting against ill treatment he receives at Jaw Prison and demand the return of a book he wrote in prison which was confiscated by prison authorities.

Dr al-Singace is serving a life sentence at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison over his role in Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising during the 2011 Arab Spring.

He is a former lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Bahrain, with PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, now the University of Manchester. In 2007, he was a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law.

Dr al-Singace has several chronic illnesses, including post-polio syndrome and a musculoskeletal condition, requiring the use of crutches or a wheelchair, making his hunger strike particularly detrimental to his health.

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