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

Bahrain: EI demands release of teacher leader on hunger strike (27 September 2011)

Education International has joined other trade unions and human rights groups to demand that the authorities in Bahrain release the leaders of the Bahraini Teachers’ Association (BTA) from prison. The BTA President, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, and Vice President, Jalila al-Salman, were sentenced to ten and three years’ imprisonment on 25 September.