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Bahrain: Teachers face further jail time after ‘nightmare’ verdict

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Teachers face further jail time after ‘nightmare’ verdict 22 October 2012 Two former leaders of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) received prison sentences on Sunday when an appeal court upheld a guilty verdict in what Amnesty International called another injustice. Family members called the ruling a “nightmare”. Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb was sentenced to five years in prison while Jalila al-Salman – who was not present in the courtroom – was handed a six-month sentence. The new ruling reduces their sentences from 10 years’ and three years’ imprisonment,…

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