Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb The jailed Bahraini teachers' leader, Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb is being refused medical treatment despite his failing health The Bahraini Teachers Assoication (BTA) president was sentenced to ten years in prison last September for his involvement in peaceful protests at the beginning of the year and his leadership of theBTA, whose members have faced suspension ,arbitrary arrest and in some cases detention and torture. The appeals of Mahdi 'Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila al-Salman - the vice-President of BTA  heve been postponed till February 19th. Please go to this link: http://www.ei-ie.org/en/uaas/uaa_details/34 to send a message to the Bahraini authorities. For more background on the case see previous posts