DUBAI: Bahrain suspended all activities by the main opposition group on Tuesday as part of a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom that has raised concerns among rights defenders and in Washington.
A court suspended the Al-Wefaq group pending a verdict on dissolving it altogether, the justice ministry said, accusing the bloc of breaking the law.
The decision came a day after security forces rearrested leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, drawing a complaint from the United States.
The court also ordered Al-Wefaq offices closed and its funds frozen, said a justice ministry statement published by the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2016