Bahrain Files Lawsuit to Dissolve Secular Political Party
Bahrain's government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a secular political party, the second-such organization it has targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on opposition in the island nation.
The country's Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry accused Waad of "supporting terrorism," according to a statement. The announcement, coming just a day after Bahrain's parliament approved a constitutional amendment allowing military tribunals to try civilians , recalled the clampdown that followed the nation's 2011 Arab Spring protests.
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