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Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat
Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat

Bahrain's conflict with the United States worsened Thursday, as the Persian Gulf emirate filed criminal charges against the country's leading opposition figure for holding a meeting this week with a senior U.S. diplomat. Officials accused Sheik Ali Salman, head of Wefaq, the country's largest opposition group, of violating a "political associations law" by meeting without government permission with Tom Malinowski, the U.S. assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor. Malinowski was expelled from the country this week for the meeting, which Bahrain saw as meddling in its internal affairs. Bahrain's Sunni-led government has been at odds with its largely...

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