Bahrain court dissolves main opposition group Al Wefaq

T-Mag Sunday 17/July/2016 14:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Bahrain court dissolves main opposition group Al Wefaq

Dubai: A Bahrain court on Sunday dissolved the main opposition group Al Wefaq and liquidated the group's funds, media in Bahrain and neighbouring Saudi Arabia reported.
The group's funds would be claimed by the state treasury, media organisations reported.
Bahrain's opposition Al Wasat newspaper reported that the court found that the group's political activities had "deviated" towards incitement to violence and the encouragement of mass protests and sit-ins that could lead to sectarian strife.
The ruling by the administrative court follows the authorities' closure of Al Wefaq in June and revocation of the citizenship of a top cleric.
The government has been rattled by opposition calls for major reforms, including a demand for a cabinet chosen from an elected parliament, and by a deep financial crisis that has forced it to cut subsidies and increase basic prices.