News - Country: Lebanon - Theme: Human and Trade Union Rights

Arab Union Leaders condemn human and trade union rights abuses (09 November 2012)

Leaders of teachers’ organisations in the Arab region are outraged by the recent verdict of a Bahraini appeal court in which it sentenced the President of the Bahraini Teachers Association (BTA), Mahdi Abu Deeb, to 5 years imprisonment for taking part in national demonstrations in 2011. The Vice President of BTA, Jalila Al Salman was also found guilty of participating in last year’s uprising. She was sentenced to 6 months in jail. The Arab teacher leaders strongly condemned the verdict as a gross violation of international standards.