Nicaragua unrest: New law targets student protesters

The government of Daniel Ortega arrests scores of activists under a new 'anti-terrorism' law that the UN says is intended to criminalise opposition to the government, as unrest continues in Nicaragua.

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    Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega is taking unprecedented action in order to crush a nationwide uprising against him.

    A new anti-terrorism law targets students and demonstrators who take part in street protests.

    The UN High Commission for Human Rights calls it a mechanism to criminalise opposition to the government.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Managua.


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