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Bahrain Shia opposition suspends parliament role

Fatal clashes with police prompts Bahrain's Shia opposition bloc to halt parliamentary activities before deciding its next step

Reuters, Tuesday 15 Feb 2011
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Bahrain's Shia opposition bloc Wefaq suspended its membership in parliament on Tuesday after two Shia villagers were killed in clashes with police, a parliamentarian from the bloc said.

"This is the first step. We want to see dialogue," said Ibrahim Mattar, a Wefaq parliamentarian. "In the coming days, we are either going to resign from the council or continue."

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