Scholars at Risk calls for letters on behalf of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace of Bahrain

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Scholars at Risk calls for letters on behalf of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace of Bahrain

April 27, 2012

 

 

Scholars at Risk calls for letters in advance of the upcoming April 30th Court of Cassation hearing date on the appeal of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Bahrain, Isa Town.

 

 

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of over 270 universities and colleges in 34 countries dedicated to promoting academic freedom and its constituent freedoms of thought, opinion, expression, association and travel. In cases involving alleged infringement of these freedoms, SAR intervenes hoping to clarify and resolve matters favorably.

 

 

SAR is gravely concerned that Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace has been sentenced to life in prison on allegations stemming from his exercise of freedom of expression and freedom of association, rights protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Bahrain has acceded. As SAR wrote in letters of August 27, 2010, October 14, 2010, March 18, 2011 and June 22, 2011, we respectfully urge the appropriate authorities to ensure that the appeal process is a fair one, consistent with internationally recognized standards of due process, fair trial and detention, in accordance with Bahrain’s obligations under international law, and that any charges, convictions or sentences against Dr. Al-Singace related to his peaceful exercise of protecting human rights are lifted. 

 

 

Scholars at Risk invites letters, emails and faxes be sent:

 

-respectfully urging the appropriate authorities to ensure that the appeal process is a fair one, consistent with internationally recognized standards of due process, fair trial and detention, in accordance with Bahrain’s obligations under international law; and

 

 

-respectfully urging the appropriate authorities to ensure that any charges, convictions or sentences against Dr. Al-Singace related to his peaceful exercise of protecting human rights are lifted. 

 

 

PLEASE WRITE TO:

 

 

His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa

Prime Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

P.O. Box 547

Government Road

Manama

Kingdom of Bahrain

Via email to: info@mofa.gov.bh

Via fax to: +973 1-753-6343

 

 

COPIES TO:

 

 

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton

United States Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street NW

Washington, DC  20520, USA

 

 

The Honorable _________

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to [YOUR COUNTRY]

[POSTAL ADDRESS]

[FAX]

[EMAIL]

(See http://www.mofa.gov.bh/ for a list of Bahraini embassies worldwide.)

 

 

The Honorable _________

Ambassador of [YOUR COUNTRY] to the Kingdom of Bahrain

[POSTAL ADDRESS]

[FAX]

[EMAIL]

 

 

Scholars at Risk

New York University

194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10012, USA

scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu

Fax: +1 212-995-4402

 

 

To view a model letter of appeal, as well as a copy of SAR's letter, please visit: http://scholarsatrisk.nyu.edu/Education-Advocacy/Alerts-Scholars-in-Prison.php.

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