Uaa - Country: Bahrain

Bahrain: End the violations against teachers, unionists and students (24 October 2011)

The Bahraini authorities continue their punitive and vindictive campaign of repression against the pro-democracy movement. The Ministry of Education has further carried out an attack on the Bahrain Teachers Association (BTA) with the condemnation of the President of the teachers union, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, and Vice-President, Jalila Al-Salman. EI believes that they are prisoners of conscience condemned solely for exercising their legitimate rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly as leaders of the BTA.