Middle East

Bahrain court dissolves main Shi’ite opposition group Wefaq-Arabiyah

Bahrain's highest court dissolved the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq, and liquidated the group's funds, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported on Sunday.

The funds would be claimed by the state treasury, the report said. The decision advances a crackdown on the Gulf kingdom's opposition after the authorities closed down Wefaq and revoked the citizenship of a top Shi'ite cleric in June.

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