Bahrain suspends main Shiite opposition party amid crackdown

Bahrain says it has suspended all activities by the tiny island kingdom’s largest Shiite political group amid a widening crackdown on dissent, five years after the country’s Arab Spring protests.

In a statement Tuesday on the state-run Bahrain News Agency, the Justice Ministry says it has suspended the Al-Wefaq opposition group and frozen its assets.

Officials with the party could not be immediately reached.

 This comes a day after authorities detained Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist and the 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.
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