Nicaragua: Christians attacked, detained and killed as ‘enemies of the regime’

By World Watch Monitor

Nicaragua’s president has ordered a UN Commission to leave the country on 1 September, after it criticised the government for human rights abuses committed during its clampdown on anti-government protestors.

In its report, the UN Commission for Human Rights “called on the government to stop the persecution of protestors and disarm masked gangs who it alleges are responsible for killings and arbitrary detentions… It also described the torture and use of excessive force used during interviews with victims and local human rights groups”, during months of anti-government protests, reported the BBC.

The government denied the allegations, saying the report was biased, but following the expulsion of the UN team anti-government protestors took to the streets again on Sunday (2 September). In the clashes with pro-government forces at least three more people were injured.