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.
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.