‘Mama’s tears are heartbreaking…563 days were hard…5 years a nightmare’ – Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb’s daughter responds to him receiving a five year sentence on appeal
The video above is direct message from Jalila to Amnesty supporters as she awaited the verdict of the appeal. She urges you to take action. Please hear her words and demand that these sentences are quashed and that Mahdi is released immediately and unconditionally.
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We will add your name, but not your phone number, to this letter which we’ll send to the Bahrain authorities:
We urge you to release Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression and assembly. We urge you not to re-arrest Jalila al-Salman as she would again be considered a prisoner of conscience.
We ask that you quash the convictions and sentences against Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila al-Salman; and make public any investigation carried out into the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment made by both teachers and bring to justice anyone found responsible.
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