His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa
King of Bahrain
Office of His Majesty the King
Kingdom of Bahrain Oslo, 09.05.15
Norwegian PEN want to express serious concerns for the health of academic, activist and blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, Through PEN International we are informed that he is in need of urgent medical treatment. He is serving a life sentence for his peaceful opposition activities. We demand a full investigation into reports that Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and others are being ill-treated in prison.
We stand behind PEN International’s call for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and all those detained in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Bahrain is a state party.
Ms Brit Bildøen
Chair of Writers in Prison Committee
COPY: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs