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Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace

Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace

HRD, Blogger

Dr. Abuljalil Al-Singace is a human rights defender, academic, activist and blogger who is serving a life sentence in Bahrain for exercising his human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Dr. Abuljalil Al-Singace is part of the Bahrain 13.

Bahrain Protest Context

Following the eruption of protests in February 2011 against government corruption and discrimination of the Shi'a majority population, the situation for human rights defenders in Bahrain became even more dangerous and difficult. Faced with widespread protests and unrest, the authorities responded with harsh measures and a crackdown on protesters, civil society leaders, human rights defenders and pro democracy activists. Human rights defenders were tried in military courts, often charged with fabricated crimes, and given hugely disproportionate sentences.