Bahrain sus­pends op­po­si­tion

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Bahrain says it has sus­pended all ac­tiv­i­ties by the largest Shia political group amid a widen­ing crack­down on dis­sent, five years af­ter the coun­try’s Arab Spring protests. In a state­ment yes­ter­day on the state-run Bahrain News Agency, the Jus­tice Min­istry says it has sus­pended the Al We­faq op­po­si­tion group and frozen its as­sets. Party of­fi­cials could not be reached. This comes a day af­ter author­i­ties de­tained Nabeel Ra­jab, a prom­i­nent ac­tivist and pres­i­dent of the Bahrain Cen­ter for Hu­man Rights. Zainab Al Khawaja, an­other prom­i­nent ac­tivist, also fled for Den­mark in re­cent days over fears of be­ing im­pris­oned again.

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