June 01, 2011
Bahrain emergency laws lifted after warning against unrest
From Jenifer Fenton, CNN
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has said that talks with opposition groups are scheduled to begin in July.
Bahrain lifted state of emergency laws Wednesday that had allowed for a crackdown on political leaders and journalists, but at the same time continued its crackdown on the country’s major Shiite political opposition movement and stifled the latest street protests.
It filed charges against four top opposition leaders in a move that could weaken the country’s Al Wefaq party, according to two opposition sources. This came as King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa appealed for dialogue, saying that talks with opposition groups are scheduled to begin in July.