26 Sep '11, 10am

آسيا ون - البحرين تحبس رؤساء اتحاد المعلمين بتهمة التحريض #Bahrain @FreeAbuDeeb @14FebRevolution @14press

DUBAI - Bahrain has jailed the head of the teachers' union for ten years and his deputy for three for inciting hatred of the Gulf kingdom's monarchy and calling for its overthrow during protests earlier this year, state news agency BNA said. Union chairman Mehdi Issa Mohammed Abu Deeb and his deputy Jalila Mohammed Reza al-Salman were found guilty of disrupting schooling, broadcasting false news and threatening national security by encouraging protest marches and sit-ins. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim rulers in March quashed protests led by the country's Shi'ite majority demanding an end to sectarian discrimination and a greater say in government. At the government's request, fellow Sunni Arab Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sent troops to help stamp out the demonstrations. In the ensuing crackdown, at least 30 people were killed, hundreds wounded and more than 1,000 de...

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