Bahrain launches investigation into main Shiite opposition group al-Wefaq over online posts

February 17, 2015 8:00 AM

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Bahrain launches investigation into main Shiite opposition group al-Wefaq over online posts

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse Bahraini anti-government protesters waving flags and carrying pictures of jailed Shiite cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the largest opposition political society, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in the Manama suburb of Bilad al-Qadeem, Bahrain. Protest marches were held and clashes erupted in opposition areas nationwide Friday, where many shops stayed closed as part of a three-day general strike called by the February 14 opposition youth group before Saturday's fourth anniversary of Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (The Associated Press)

MANAMA, Bahrain – Bahraini authorities have launched an investigation into statements by the country's main Shiite opposition group, whose leader is already in jail awaiting a verdict on charges against him.

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