Special Focus Case Action Week



             Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, former leaders of the Bahrain Teacher’s Association (BTA), were arrested in March and April 2011 after calling for a teachers’ strike to support protesters’ calls for reform.  They  report being subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention.  In September 2011, a military court sentenced Jalila al-Salman to 3 years in prison and Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb to 10 years.  Jalila was conditionally released pending her appeal hearing, but Mahdi remains in prison.  The next appeal hearing of their conviction is scheduled for 19 February 2012.    

                                                                     ACT NOW! 

             We need to flood the Bahraini government as much as possible leading up to February, 19, 2012 with letters, tweets, postcards, and more in order to ensure justice for Jalila, Mahdi, and others who have been targeted by the Bahrain government.  On the eve of the anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, we hope that thousands of activists across the world will come together with the same solidarity and strength that the Bahraini protesters have shown. Even in the face of injustice and brutal repression, they continue to call for justice and human rights– now is the time to add our voices and ensure that the Bahraini government respects human rights and commits to a path toward genuine reform.
In the week preceding their appeal hearing, choose actions from the action menu (attached) and help us achieve justice for Jalila and Mahdi!  Do what you can!  Every action counts.  

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(NOTE:  All action materials will be available by Friday, February 10 on the website: www.amnestyusa.org/freebahrainteachers)

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