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Bahrain Court Upholds Nine-Year Prison Term for Opposition Chief

DUBAI, Dec 12  – A Bahraini court has upheld a nine-year prison term imposed on the country’s most prominent opposition leader, Shi’ite cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, local media reported on Monday. Salman, who leads the now closed al-Wefaq Islamic Society, was granted a retrial for inciting unrest “crimes of promoting change to the political system

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Bahrain Court Dissolves Main Shiite Opposition

DUBAI, July 17 – A Bahrain court on Sunday dissolved the main Shiite opposition group al-Wefaq, accusing it of helping to foster violence and terrorism, in an escalation of a crackdown on dissent in the U.S.-allied Gulf kingdom. The official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said the court ruled that Wefaq had taken aim at “respect

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