Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Defeat Injustice.

From Amnesty International:
"Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb are former leaders of the Bahrain teachers Association who are awaiting their final verdict on 21 October that will determine whether they will be sent behind bars. Jalila is facing three years in prison and Mahdi ten years.

After calling for a teachers strike to support protestors’ calls for reform in Bahrain, Jalila and Mahdi were arrested and tried before a military court. Whilst in detention they were held in solitary confinement, subjected to torture and were forced to sign “confessions”.

They face a range of charges including attempting to overthrow the ruling system by force and inciting hatred of the regime. Neither of them advocated violence during the protests and Amnesty has not seen any convincing evidence supporting such accusations, nor was there any such evidence presented at trial.

Jalila al-Salman was conditionally released pending her appeal but could be joining in prison Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb if their convictions are upheld. Amnesty International would consider both as prisoners of conscience."
A letter is to be sent to Bahraini authorities, to look further into the matter and to investigate the reasons of unfair justice given to Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi Issa Mahdi. You can do your part by signing the letter in your name, by clicking here, please spread the word and tell everyone you know, we've only got until 20th  October.

Helplessness no more.
Ignorance no more.

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