NICARAGUA’S controversial president Daniel Ortega was re-elected in November’s election – but the poll was marred with criticism.
The long serving leftist leader was criticised for intimidation and suppression of political opposition by observers, with numerous opponents detained in the run up to the election.
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International’s Americas Director, said: “Once again, the people of Nicaragua find themselves in a situation where voicing criticism of the government puts them at grave risk.”
Redaction Report contacted Professor Daniel Hellinger of Webster University for insights into the election.
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