Nicaragua announced Wednesday that it was expelling international experts investigating allegations of human rights abuses by security forces during anti-government protests earlier this year in which demonstrators had demanded President Daniel Ortega leave office.
Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government’s overthrow.
President Daniel Ortega’s allies in Nicaragua’s legislature are canceling the legal status of non-governmental groups identified as supporting months-long opposition protests.
The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a critical report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests.
President Daniel Ortega has rejected calls for early elections as a solution to Nicaragua’s political crisis in which more than 250 people have been killed amid a heavy-handed crackdown on protests.
Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya security forces and allied groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua.
Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans joined a march for “Peace and Justice” called by the Catholic Church on Saturday, the second massive demonstration in less than a week following a wave of deadly protests against social security reforms.