MANAMA, Bahrain, June 4 (UPI) -- The Bahrain Justice Ministry filed suit against the Islamic Society Amal, seeking to disband it for alleged illegal conduct, officials said.
The Gulf News Daily reported Monday the ministry accused Amal of "grave breaches of the provisions of Bahrain's constitution and laws," saying such actions violated the "principles and objectives of legitimate political work."
"All political societies must be committed to the constitution, respect the rule of law and protect national achievements at all political, economic, social and human rights levels," the ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Amal Chairman Mohammed Ali al-Mahfoodh was detained last May for his alleged role in Bahrain's uprising.
The Yemen Telegram said Monday rights activists called on the government to reassess its position and recognize political pluralism is an inherent right.
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