CPJ joins call for Bahrain to free blogger on hunger strike

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 40 human rights and press freedom groups, is calling on Bahrain to release Abduljalil Alsingace. The imprisoned blogger began waging a partial hunger strike on March 21, 2015 in protest at the maltreatment of prisoners after a riot in Jaw prison earlier that month, according to a campaign set up by his supporters.

Alsingace, who wrote critically about human rights violations and repression of the political opposition in his blog, Al-Faseela, was sentenced to life in prison by a military court in June 2011 for “plotting to topple the monarchy,” according to news reports.

A copy of the joint statement is available here: