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’
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.