Bahraini officials file lawsuit to dissolve largest leftist political party

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‘Bahraini authorities have filed a lawsuit to dissolve the country’s largest leftist political party as part of the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

In a statement on Monday, Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments accused the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) of “incitement of acts of terrorism and promoting violent and forceful overthrow” of the Manama regime.

The group “glorified convicted terrorists and saboteurs who used weapons and detonated bombs in killing and wounding several security [personnel], threatened citizens and residents’ safety and damaged private and public properties,” the statement added.’

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