Bahrain suspends opposition
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.