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Nicaraguan Government Raids Journalists’ Office, Human Rights Group

HeadlineDec 18, 2018

In Nicaragua, press freedom groups have condemned the government of President Daniel Ortega after police raided the office of a journalist and government critic last Thursday, breaking open locks before seizing equipment. The raid came as Nicaraguan police also seized the headquarters of a prominent human rights group, and after lawmakers outlawed nine NGOs critical of Ortega’s government. This is Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a prominent TV news host and editor of the digital newspaper Confidencial.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro: “The objective is to silence us. The idea is, they want to snuff out ideas. They want to shut up and shut down a media outlet. But they won’t succeed. We are going to continue to inform the public. We’re going to continue denouncing and investigating the abuses of the Daniel Ortega dictatorship.”

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