Violent repression in Nicaragua against demonstrators protesting the dictatorship of Marxist Daniel Ortega continue. The brutal government response has left 34 dead so far.
Update on situation in Nicaragua: 34 confirmed dead, unknown number continue detained
Repression continues in Nicaragua
Human rights groups in Nicaragua have confirmed the death of 34 Nicaraguans in anti-government protests that began on April 18, 2018. The death of 34 protesters in Nicaragua would be the equivalent of 1,785 protesters in the United States. This explains the outrage in the Central American country at the loss of life and the call for president Daniel Ortega’s resignation.
International human rights organizations have called for investigations into the killings and the Committee to Protect Journalists tweeted about the murder of a journalist and regime efforts to shut down news broadcasts in Nicaragua.
Furthermore, students are being arbitrarily detained, mistreated and tortured according to testimony by some of them who have been released. Additionally there continue to be many who are detained.
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