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Arrests after protests in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, have reached the anti-government protests to a new peak: 100 opposition activists were temporarily detained. The dialogue between the government and the Opposition stands in front of the.

The beginning of the month of tedious dialogue process between the government of the former revolutionary leader Daniel Ortega and the broad opposition Alliance Alianza Civica may be again. On Saturday, police have attacked the forces of an Anti-government demonstration in the capital, Managua, and more than 100 Protesters arrested, but later released.

Among those arrested were the feminist Azahalea Solís, the student speaker Max Jerez and the former Sandinista revolution fighter Mónica Baltonano, for years a fierce opponent of Ortega. Baltonanos husband, the Journalist Julio López, describes on Facebook the events: "Mónica and her daughter were immediately taken with their blue-and-white national flag, in a police car and driven away."

Since November protests are banned on the streets of Nicaragua. Nevertheless, the government's opponents gathered.

media reports of targeted action against journalists

Since Saturday morning, forces were posted at sensitive points of Managua, and the access-controlled roads to the capital. The Alianza Civica had but held, nevertheless, to your call. Videos show people running away in panic from the police in the shopping center, metro Centro. Also against journalists, the police officers had acted deliberately, it was said in the local media.

The inter-American Commission on human rights condemned the Attacks. Journalist López is the dialogue efforts after the events of Saturday still in with a Chance: "It is the hour, that there is no other way in Nicaragua, as to set all the relations of this government, as long as not all political prisoners are free."

protests for almost a year,

Nicaragua does not come for almost a year. In April 2018 and a planned pension reform had triggered violent protests, which have been forcefully put down. According to human rights organisations, more than 500 people have been killed. The opposition Alliance is calling for the resignation of Ortega.

of The economy, in particular tourism, has been harmed by the crisis. In the just-launched efforts for Dialogue should be until the end of March a solution for the political crisis to be found. The Ortega government had dismissed in the past weeks, in the meantime, 800 Prisoners, about 150, but not all.

Nicaragua - Repression of the opposition demonstration
Markus Plate, ARD Mexico
17.03.2019 08:56 PM

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