Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb (born 30 December 1962) is the founder and leader of Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), and Assistant Secretary-General of Arab Teachers’ Union. Due to his role in the Bahraini uprising, he was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.. Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience.[1]
Mahdi Abu Deeb studied art at University of Baghdad. Later he became a teacher. In 2001, Deeb was promoted by the Ministry of Education to take responsibly for outlining the arts study program and courses offered by government schools