Britons Demand Release of Bahraini Prisoner Al-Singace
Human rights activists and members of the British House of Commons are calling for the immediate release of the Bahraini academic Abdul Jalil al-Singace, who is on a hunger strike in Bahraini prisons.
Human rights activists and members of the British House of Commons demanded the immediate release of the Bahraini Ph.D. holder Abdul Jalil al-Singace, who is on hunger strike in Bahraini prisons, and all the political prisoners.
The participants also denounced the British government's complicity with the Manama government for disregarding the human rights violations in Bahrain.
In this context, the Bahraini activist residing in London, Ali Mushaima, announced Tuesday that he has started his hunger strike in solidarity with Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace. Mushaima also demanded the release of his father, the leader of the Haq Movement, who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Bahrain.
Mushaima told Al Mayadeen that hunger strike is tiring in this cold, but “every time I remember how al-Singace and my father were tortured in the bitter cold and sprayed with freezing water and forced to stand in front of the air conditioners, I realize that what we offer amounts to nothing compared to what they go through."
He made this announcement during a press conference yesterday in front of the Bahraini Embassy in London, with the participation of British House of Commons member Richard Burgon, who called on the British Foreign Secretary to condemn the arrest of Abdul Jalil al-Singace and all fellow political prisoners and to demand their release.
"Our government continues to shamefully avoid holding Bahrain accountable for its human rights abuses," Burgon said.
On its part, Human Rights First said that it is time for the administration of US President Joe Biden to publicly urge its military ally, Bahrain, to release the two political prisoners Abdul Jalil al-Singace and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, as well as other peaceful opponents.
On its website, the organization confirmed that Bahrain's human rights record is worse than it was 10 years ago after Washington largely failed to pressure Bahrain to improve it.