Bahraini teacher still in jail

This video says about itself:

Tortured Bahraini Teacher Rearrested

18 October 2011

Human Rights First ( is concerned for the safety of Bahraini teacher Jaleela Al Salman, who was rearrested in a night raid conducted early this morning. She is Vice President of the Bahrain Teachers Association and reports indicate that she was seized by masked men who entered her home around 3 a.m. The security forces who took her did not show a warrant for her arrest. Al Salman was interviewed by Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley (seen in the top right hand corner of the screen) via Skype. She described for him her abuse — including threats of rape — at the hands of Bahraini officials.

On September 25, Al Salman was sentenced to three years in prison. She was convicted following an unfair military court trial and was at home while she waited for her appeal, currently scheduled for December 11. It is understood that neither Al Salman nor her lawyer received an official notice prior to her arrest. She was taken to Isa Town police station and is expected to be transferred to jail today.

From UnionBook:

Demanded to Release the Teacher union Leader in Bahrain

May 9, 2014 at 3:48

Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General, Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson Mr Asaf F Vardag President and Mrs Shumalia Sadiq Secretary Women Wing Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) demanded the Government of Bahrain to release Comrade Mahdi Abu Dheeb a school teacher in Bahrain and also president of union the Bahrain Teachers‘ Association, who was arrested illegally for the encouraging of the union to strike.

Comrade Mahdi is a prisoner of conscience. Mahdi was arrested at his uncle’s house on 6 April 2011. He was taken for interrogation by police to a secret location: his family didn’t know where he was for over three weeks. Mahdi was then subjected to 64 days in solitary confinement. According to the UN, subjecting to more than 15 consecutive days in isolation amounts to torture. When he was interrogated, Mahdi says the police beat him. They said that Mahdi is a prisoner of conscience. They said that there is no evidence that Mahdi called for violent protests, or used violent tactics himself.

They demanded to release Mahdi immediately and unconditionally.

(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)
Founder/Secretary General

Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
Affiliated with World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

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