The Bahraini Court of Cassation yesterday upheld a previous ruling to dissolve the opposition National Democratic Action Society (Waad) and confiscate its assets including the Al-Ayyam newspaper for â€ścommitting serious violations and supporting terrorismâ€ť, local media reported.
The court rejected an appeal filed by Waad against two previous rulings to dissolve it.
In May 2017, the Bahraini Court of First Instance issued a ruling to dissolve Waad. Later, in October 2017, the court of appeals upheld the decision.
In February of the same year, the Bahraini Court of Cassation upheld a ruling to dissolve the opposition Al-Wefaq Association for â€śdeviating from political activity to incitement to violence which could lead to sectarian strife in the countryâ€ť.
The Bahraini authorities accused Waad of â€śsupporting terrorismâ€ť after the organisation described militants sentenced to death as â€śmartyrs of the homelandâ€ť.
Waad said in a previous statement that it had been accused of committing â€śgrave violationsâ€ť since its establishment, almost 16 years ago, and that no action had been taken against it which â€śproves that the lawsuit against it is unfoundedâ€ť.
The organisation described the courtâ€™s decision as a â€śsevere blow to political action in Bahrainâ€ť.