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Nicaragua’s bishops warn of Sandinista human rights violations

August 06, 2014

The bishops of Nicaragua warned that “unjust detentions” and “unexplained disappearances” have taken place recently in some areas of the country.

Gunmen attacked supporters of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party on July 19, killing five and wounding 24. In a July 31 statement, the bishops reiterated their “absolute condemnation of such terrorist acts.”

The bishops called upon the police and army to “identify the real perpetrators” and not to apply “any pressure, intimidation, torture and violence against anyone.”

The bishops also noted that in recent weeks, a “situation of persecution, unjust detentions, unexplained disappearance of persons, terror, and death” has emerged in some places.


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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Aug. 06, 2014 11:17 PM ET USA

    And what says that Sandanista priest that Pope Francis just lifted the suspension of?