Bahrain dissolves main Shia opposition Al-Wefaq party

01ccfe349f1e49368f0e0449ba3bbff7_18newd5fds54gd5A court in Bahrain dissolved the main Shia opposition group Al-Wefaq on Sunday, accusing it of helping to foster violence and “terrorism” in the island kingdom.

The ruling comes amid an increasing crackdown on opposition figures in the Sunni-led, Shia-majority Gulf monarchy, which in 2011 crushed a large pro-democracy protest movement.