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Bahrain court dissolves main opposition bloc

The court accused al-Wefaq of ‘inciting violence and encouraging demonstrations and sit-ins which could lead to sectarian strife’

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A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered the opposition group al-Wefaq to be dissolved after authorities accused it of “harboring terrorism,” according to a report Bahrain News Agency.

The administrative court in Manama also ordered the movement’s funds to be seized by the government.

The court accused al-Wefaq of “inciting violence and encouraging demonstrations and sit-ins which could lead to sectarian strife in the country,” the statement on BNA read.

It said that the bloc had “criticized the performance of the state authorities -- executive, judicial, and legislative.”

The court suspended all of al-Wefaq’s activities on June 14, ordering its offices closed and assets frozen.