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Bahraini human rights activist Sayed Yousif Almuhafdah was arrested on 2 November 2012 for participating in an “illegal gathering” and “taking part in an unauthorized march”.
Convictions against the former president and vice-president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), were upheld on 21 October. However, their prison sentences were reduced.
The Juvenile Court in Bahrain sentenced 11-year-old boy, Ali Hassan, to remain under supervision by social workers every six months for a year. He will remain free during this period.
Former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb has provided a detailed account in court of his torture and other ill-treatment.