11 dead in latest Nicaragua unrest, says rights group

11 dead in latest Nicaragua unrest, says rights group

 

MANAGUA,.  At least 11 people were killed by gunfire and scores wounded during clashes between supporters and opponents of embattled President Daniel Ortega, a human rights group said today.

The new toll, from the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), is up from five reported by police and opposition from yesterday’s violence.

Almost 100 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a wave of protests that began on April 18 against Ortega and his ruling party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front.

In Wednesday’s unrest, “the aggressors were the repressive police and the shock forces” who report to Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, according to the CENIDH report. — AFP