King Abdullah of Saudi and Obama during arms deal Negotiations A teacher has been held in Saudi Arabia since last March for taking part in a pro-democracy demonstration The teacher, Khaled al-Johani, managed to reach the rally which was planned as as day of rage against the despotic regime. After speaking to the UK broadcasting company, BBC, Johani was arrested and has just been put on trial with no legal representation. Human rights group Amnesty International is demanding his immediate release.  Philip Luther of Amnesty said he 'shouldn't be standing trial in any court for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression and assembly'. Meanwhile Education International is still demanding the release of two teachers' leaders in Bahrain, who were sentenced to ten and three years jail respectively for taking a leading part in the pro-democracy movement in that country. Mahdi abu Dheeb, one of the two imprisoned teachers is now on hunger strike. Both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are major allies and trading partners of the EU, the UK and the US, which ignore their attacks on the most basic rights and their deplorable human rights record.