The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the trial of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Teachers Society (BTS) because of their peaceful activities.
The hearing session on November 30th.
The defendants are present at the trial :
1- Mr.Anwar Abdul Aziz Akbar.
2- Mr.Salah AlBari.
3- Ms.Afrah AlAsfour.
4- Ms.Sana Abdul Razak.
5- Mr.Ali AlBanaa.
6- Ms.Fakharia Milad.
7- Ms.Gasoon Sayad Hamza.
1-Taking part at illegal gatherings;
2-Inciting others to commit crimes;
3-leaving work on purpose and encouraging others to do so;
4-Disrupt the implementation of laws.
The Society was founded in 2002, previously called for improvement in teachers working conditions, and contributed to the protests since February 14, 2011.
On 13 March 2011, The BTS issued a statement criticizing the violations by the security forces in schools and called for a strike. (Ref: http://www.bhteachers.org/portal/news.php?action=view&id=61)
On 23 March 2011, Issued a statement to suspend strike. (Ref: http://www.bhteachers.org/portal/news.php?action=view&id=62)
On 6 April 2011, The Bahrain Teachers Society (BTS) suspended by Ministry of Development. (Ref: http://www.bna.bh/portal/news/451949).
BTS’s website blocked by Bahraini authorities: www.bhteachers.org
Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses deep concern at the targeting of institutions of civil society and calls for urgent action to stop the punishment of civil society institutions by the Bahraini authorities.