Nicaragua: Regime thugs abduct six more opposition leaders under sweeping “treason” laws

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Nicaraguan police have arrested a half dozen more opposition figures, including the sixth presidential hopeful to have been detained in a crackdown that started last month. Among those arrested on Monday was Lesther Aleman, a former student leader who returned to Nicaragua after exile but stayed in safe houses. Those detained also included the presidential contender Medardo Mairena and Max Jerez, another student leader. Two leaders of farmers’ groups, Pedro Mena and Freddy Navas, were also arrested, and a third, Pablo Morales, was listed by opposition activists as having been detained. Almost all were arrested under ‘treason’ laws that President Daniel Ortega has used to detain almost all his potential rivals in the 7 November elections. …The government has arrested at least 27 opposition figures over the past month. Most face vague allegations of crimes against the state.” (07/06/21)