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Opposition: Bahrain dissolves key Shiite council
Opposition: Bahrain court dissolves key council of Shiite clerics
Associated Press
2014-01-29 11:42 PM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain's main opposition group says a court has disbanded a senior council of Shiite clerics.

There was no official confirmation of the Olamaa Islamic Council's suspension.

The statement by the Shiite opposition bloc al-Wefaq said that the verdict was issued Wednesday and amounts to a "war" against the Muslim sect in the Arab Gulf nation.

Bahrain has seen three years of unrest by a Shiite majority that says it is denied political rights by the country's Sunni rulers.

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