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Bahrain opposition leader ordered to face prosecutor after protest exhibition raid

  • Majeed Milad, left, and Sayed Hadi al-Musawi, right, of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al Wefaq, speak at a press conference about a police raid of Al Wefaq Society's exhibition on Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Manama, Bahrain. Police closed down the show on Wednesday, confiscating all of the items on display. A senior official in Bahrain's main opposition group said it plans to file a complaint with the United Nations over the police raid on the exhibition chronicling the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Majeed Milad, left, and Sayed Hadi al-Musawi, right, of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al Wefaq, speak at a press conference about a police raid of Al Wefaq Society's exhibition on Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Manama, Bahrain. Police closed down the show on Wednesday, confiscating all of the items on display. A senior official in Bahrain's main opposition group said it plans to file a complaint with the United Nations over the police raid on the exhibition chronicling the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sayed Hadi al-Musawi, head of the human rights committee of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al Wefaq, center, photographs damage to an exhibition on the pro-democracy uprising Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Manama, Bahrain. Police raided the show on Wednesday and confiscated all of the items on display. A senior official in Bahrain's main opposition group said it plans to file a complaint with the United Nations over the police raid on the exhibition chronicling the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Sayed Hadi al-Musawi, head of the human rights committee of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al Wefaq, center, photographs damage to an exhibition on the pro-democracy uprising Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Manama, Bahrain. Police raided the show on Wednesday and confiscated all of the items on display. A senior official in Bahrain's main opposition group said it plans to file a complaint with the United Nations over the police raid on the exhibition chronicling the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini man stands handcuffed and blindfolded under mock arrest, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini man stands handcuffed and blindfolded under mock arrest, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

Bahrain's main opposition group says its leader has been called to the state prosecutor's office over an exhibition that showed alleged abuses against anti-government protesters in the Gulf nation.

It's unclear whether Ali Salman, the head of the Shiite bloc Al Wefaq, could face arrest on Sunday. Such a move could boost tensions sharply and open wider clashes between Shiite-led protesters and Bahrain's Western-backed Sunni rulers.

Riot police last week raided the museum-style hall opened by Al Wefaq that included depictions of alleged torture and heavy-handed tactics against protesters during 32 months of unrest. Authorities said the displays incited "hatred."

Al Wefaq said Saturday that Salman was ordered to the prosecutor's office, but gave no other details.

Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.