Society office shut down in Bahrain
The Muharraq Municipal Council members on Wednesday unanimously agreed to shut down office of a leftist group, whose leader is facing criminal charges including links with an outlawed group and planning to overthrow the regime, Xinhua reported.
The Council of the third largest city in Bahrain held the weekly meeting and the member decided to shut down office of the National Democratic Action Society (NDAS) located in Arad, a town located on Muharraq Island.
Councillors said during the meeting several Arad residents filed a formal complaint to shut down the office as its members were involved in a plot to overthrow the regime and backed anti government protestors.
The recommendations of the Councillors is now being forwarded to Dr Juma Al Kaabi, Minister of Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs, said state-run Bahrain News Agency.
"We cannot say anything at this moment as the situation is not clear," a NDAS member told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
NDAS secretary general Ibrahim Sharif, who contested for 2006 and 2010 parliamentary elections among several opposition leaders, has been held in custody since the government crackdown on anti- government protestors in mid-March.