Uaa - Country: Bahrain

Support the Bahrain Teachers’ Association leaders! (17 October 2012)

The final court appeal hearing of Bahraini Teachers’ Association leaders has been adjourned once more and will take place on 21 October. EI calls on your continued support to ensure the presence of international observers and diplomatic representations in this last appeal hearing, to urge the Bahraini authorities to release Mahdi Abu Dheeb and drop all charges against Mahdi and Jalila Al-Salman.



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Bahrain: Teacher leader freed after five years in prison

Earlier today, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, leader of the Bahrain Teachers Association, an EI affiliate in the country, was released from prison. He had been held in detention since 2011, when he was sentenced to a prison sentence for the simple fact of calling for a teachers’ strike in support of democratic reforms.

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