Human Rights Watch | Crackdown in Nicaragua Torture, Ill-Treatment, and Prosecutions of Protesters and Opponents

In April 2018, Nicaraguans took to the streets in large numbers to protest the government of President Daniel Ortega. They were met with violence. A brutal crackdown by the National Police and heavily armed pro-government groups against protesters that lasted several months has left more than 300 people killed and more than 2,000 injured.

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