Bahrain summons leader of Shi'ite opposition for questioning

By REUTERS
November 2, 2013 15:53




MANAMA - Bahrain police have summoned the head of the main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq for questioning on Sunday, a source at the interior ministry said on Saturday.

Unrest has dogged Bahrain, a Western ally which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, since the 2011 uprising led by majority Shi'ites demanding reforms and more share in running the kingdom ruled by the Sunni Muslim al-Khalifa dynasty.

The ministry source had no details of what the questioning of Wefaq Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman was about.

Wefaq's website confirmed the summons but said the reasons had not been revealed. "It is believed to be part of the political blackmail and revenge against the peaceful opposition that is asking for democracy," it said in a statement


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