Arrests of opposition leaders continue in Nicaragua and U.S. sanctions four Ortega advisors

Cosep, the main Nicaraguan employers’ association, warned that a “process of repression never seen before in the democratic history of Nicaragua” has been unleashed and demanded the “immediate release” of the opposition pre-candidates.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaraguan authorities continued Wednesday the arrests of opposition leaders, including four aspirants to the Presidency of Nicaragua. At the same time, the United States sanctioned four advisors of President Daniel Ortega, including his daughter Camila Antonia Ortega Murillo.

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, asked Nicaragua to release the opposition leaders who have been detained in recent days and to restore their political rights.

The Spanish government also called for the "immediate release" of Nicaragua's presidential election pre-candidates "detained, imprisoned or held" - Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradiaga, and Juan Sebastian Chamorro - as . . .

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