MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's chief prosecutor says a prominent opposition figure has been ordered held for 30 days while authorities investigate allegations he encouraged anti-government violence in the troubled Gulf nation.
Tuesday's detention of Khalil al-Marzooq could sharply escalate tensions in the strategic Sunni-ruled kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
A government statement on Wednesday quotes Nayef Yousif, head of Bahrain's public prosecution, as saying al-Marzooq is accused of instigating violence and links to a protest faction that authorities blame for bombings and other attacks.
Al-Marzooq, a former deputy parliament speaker, is a top member of Al Wefaq, the main Shiite political bloc.
Bahrain's majority Shiites began an uprising in early 2011 seeking a greater political voice. More than 65 people have died in the Arab Spring-inspired unrest.
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