Nicaragua police beat journalists in crackdown on free press

Riot police run to dislodge journalists from the main entrance to police headquarters in Managua, Nicaragua December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan police on Saturday beat at least seven journalists with batons, including one of the country’s best known editors, in an escalating crackdown on independent media in the aftermath of protests against President Daniel Ortega. Earlier this week police occupied the offices of prominent editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro, along with buildings used […]

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