HRW: Bahrain Rulers Want to Wipe Out Peaceful Opposition Movement

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Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch (HRW) stressed that the Bahrain government should end its efforts to close down Al-Wefaq, and reverse the decision to close the group’s headquarters and seize its funds, as well as release leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

The authorities have produced no evidence to support their allegations. Al-Wefaq was a leading signatory of a declaration of non-violence, issued in 2012 by Bahrain’s opposition groups, and regularly urges protesters to remain peaceful and condemns violence against the security forces, the HRW statement further read.

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