Bahrain Bans Opposition Party

7 Mar 2017

On 5 March 2017, the upper house in Bahrain’s parliament approved a constitutional amendment which will enable authorities to run the countryunder a state of martial law without it being officially declared. If a civilian is charged in a case which involves the military or police forces, the case will betransferred to the military court. In addition to the amendments, parliament also filed a lawsuit which will dissolve the major opposition group Wa’ad, whois accused of supporting terrorism.

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