A national security court in Bahrain issued lengthy jail sentences against President of the Bahraini Teachers’ Association, Mahdi Abu Dheeb and vice-president Jalila Salman on 25 September. Abu Dheeb was jailed for ten years, and Salman for three, for the ‘crime’ of calling for teachers to support peaceful protests and sit-ins in February this year.
The sentences have been condemned by global education unions, and are part of a continuing crackdown by the Bahraini authorities. Read more background here on the Education International website.
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