- Jan 22, 2020
Outside the Organization of American States in Washington Nov. 25, Nicaraguan activists pleaded for help to end the tyranny in their country.
A dozen people protesting inside a church and the parish priest were evacuated from the building Friday by the Nicaraguan Red Cross after nine days surrounded by police, relatives said.
Political violence broke out at a Catholic church in the Nicaraguan city of Masaya on Thursday as government sympathizers attacked parishioners with clubs, machetes and metal bars.
A pro-government mob entered the cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, damaging property, attacking hunger strikers inside the building and jostling a priest and nun.
Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons.
A Nicaraguan priest has denounced intimidation by the police, who surrounded his parish in the city of Masaya, cut power and water to the building and prevented family members of political prisoners from attending a Mass in their honor.