CPJ, 27 others urge Bahraini leaders to release journalist Abduljalil Alsingace

On April 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists joined 27 press freedom and human rights organizations in urging Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of Bahrain, and Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the crown prince and prime minister, to immediately release journalist Abduljalil Alsingace and ensure he receives urgent medical care.

The statement was issued to mark 1,000 days since Alsingace—an award-winning academic, blogger, and human rights defender—began a hunger strike on July 8, 2021, after prison authorities confiscated his manuscript on Bahraini dialects of Arabic, which he spent four years researching and writing.

Alsingace, who has a disability, has been detained since 2011 and reportedly tortured.

The joint statement is available in English and العربية.