Bahrain orders biggest Shiite party dissolved

A report today on the state-run news agency says Bahrain's justice minister has taken "legal action" to disband Al Wefaq "for threatening peace."

The decision is part of Bahrain's wide-ranging crackdown on the kingdom's Shiite opposition after its supporters staged weeks of street protests and sit-ins against the Sunni royal family.

Bahrain declared martial law last month to quell the revolt, detaining prominent opposition leaders, hundreds of protesters and political activists. At least 30 people have died since the protests began Feb. 14

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