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Bahrain court dissolves opposition group

MANAMA, July 17, 2016

Bahrain's highest court dissolved the country's main opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society and liquidated the group's funds, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported on Sunday.

In its ruling, handed out this morning by the High Civil Court following a case filed by the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry, the court said Al Wefaq National Islamic Society must officially close down and have its assets and funds liquidated.

The funds would be claimed by the state treasury, the report said.

Al Wefaq was temporarily suspended on June 14, its assets frozen and offices shut down after being taken to court over a number of offences, it added.-Reuters

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