Nicaragua police under threat for criticising deadly crackdown

Rights groups say officers face danger for speaking out against violent repression of protests that have killed at least 300 people and wounded thousands of others in past five months.

Nicaragua has been in turmoil for the last five months, with nearly 300 people killed and more than 2,000 wounded by government forces as they violently repressed protests.

The police and military have been widely accused of using excessive force against protesters.

Some former police officers have spoken out against the government crackdown, putting themselves at risk.


Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Managua, Nicaragua.