MESA is pleased to report that the prominent Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab has been released from prison – albeit under “severe restrictions” – after serving four of a five-year sentence.
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Letter to the King of Bahrain to protest the continuing detention and deteriorating health of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a Bahraini professor of engineering sentenced to life in prison after taking part in peaceful political protests in 2011.
Letter to the King of Bahrain to protest sentencing of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, about whom CAF has written several times, to five years’ imprisonment, as well as the multiple cases and charges he still faces.
Letter to the King of Bahrain urging the release of imprisoned scholar and activist Khalil al-Halwachi who has appealed his conviction and sentencing and will appear in court on September 18.
Letter to King of Bahrain to protest sentencing of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, about whom CAFMENA has written several times, to two years' imprisonment, as well as the conditions of his detention.
Letter to the King of Bahrain to protest the sentencing of educator and instructor Khalil al-Halwachi to ten years’ imprisonment and to urge Bahrain to respect internationally recognized standards of due process and freedom of expression and association.
Letter to the King of Bahrain urging the release, but at minimum, proper medical care and family visits for Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Letter to Bahraini king protesting the denial of entry to Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdullah and the decision of Bahraini authorities to declare him persona non grata.
Letter to the Bahraini king demanding the immediate release or, at the very least, proper medical care for Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, on hunger strike at Jaw prison.
Letter to Bahraini officials regarding the withdrawl of citizenship from Dr. Masoud Jahromi and 71 other Bahrainis for "illegal acts".
Follow-up letter to Shaikh Hamad bin 'Issa al Khalifa regarding the maltreatment of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a professor sentenced to life in prison on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. His health demands immediate attention and proper medical care which are going untreated.
Letter to Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa regarding Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a noted human rights activist, who was sentenced to life in prison on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. CAF, along with Scholars at Risk, believes that Dr. Al-Singace is a prisoner of conscience, a man jailed solely for the non-violent expression of his political beliefs.
UAE Officials Denying Entry to Kristian Coates Ulrichsen for Views De-legitimizing the Bahraini Monarchy
Complaint to UAE officials for denying entry to Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Co-Director of the Kuwait Research Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE), who on February 22 was denied entry into the United Arab Emirates “for consistently propagated views de-legitimizing the Bahraini monarchy.”
Interruption of Study for King Faisal University Medical Students for Inciting Hatred toward Bahraini Government
Letter to King Faisal University President and College of Medicine Dean, Bahrain Minister of Higher Education, and Saudi Minister of Higher Education regarding the sustained interruption of study for four medical students at King Faisal University in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Letter to the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce regarding its program, Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH), aimed at cross cultural exchanges and increased knowledge between educators in the United States and the Arab World. The 5th annual educator trip is planned for the Kingdom of Bahrain and State of Qatar “to raise awareness, understanding, and cooperation between educators in the United States and the Middle East.” The letter asks that the program introduce its participants to the situation of the educational sector in Bahrain.
Letter to Bahrain Minister of Justice Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa regarding the ongoing state prosecution and harassment of university faculty, staff, and students.
Letter to University of Bahrain President Ebrahim Ahmed Aljanahi expressing concern at the disciplinary action taken against university student Ms. Noor Abbas. Earlier this year, Ms. Abbas circulated a statement on behalf of the Student Union List criticizing some policies and facilities at the University.
Letter to Bahraini officials regarding the deteriorating conditions of academic life and violation of academic freedom in Bahrain. Many intellectuals and academics are subjected to a coercive policy that limits their academic freedom and their opportunities for employment and professional advancement; an officially sanctioned policy of intimidation and the selective application of restrictions on academics.
Letter to Bahraini Authorities regarding the dismissal of Prof. Zahra Isa Al-Zeera for expressing views that allegedly threaten the security of state; part of a situation of deteriorating human rights and academic freedom in Bahrain.
Letter to Bahraini government regarding the suspension of De. Munira Ahmed Fakhro from her position at the University of Bahrain after her refusal to retract statements made in a petition calling for governmental reforms and renouncing the use of violence in political disputes. Approximately 90 other women signatories have been put in a similar situation with threats of losing their jobs.
Letter to Bahraini Authorities concerning the arrest of Shaikh al-Jamri and members of his family in the absence of any criminal charges and evidence that he was targeted based on his political beliefs.