Two opposition politicians punished for participating in violent protests last year against President Daniel Ortega that left 325 people dead, their lawyer says.
The expulsion of a United Nations human rights team comes two days after they published a critical report blaming the the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for violent repression of opposition protests.
The UN documented human rights violations against protesters, including the disproportionate use of force and extrajudicial killings by the police, disappearances, arbitrary detentions, and torture and sexual violence in internment centres.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is facing the biggest challenge to his leadership since returning to power in 2007. More than 280 people have been killed since April, but he has so far resisted demands to resign and hold early elections.
Pressure is mounting on president Daniel Ortega as the united nations call for an end to Nicaragua unrest
Political tensions have soared since protests against a now-aborted pension reform began on April 18 and mushroomed into general opposition to President Daniel Ortega and his government.
A general strike and more protests expected today as demonstrations demanding President Ortega's resignation leave over 200 dead in the country's bloodiest protests since civil war ended in 1990.
The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil society groups and President Daniel Ortega's government met for the second day of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's two-month-old political crisis.
Nicaragua's government says it will allow a foreign probe into two months of political violence that killed 170 people and injured hundreds.
Protesters in Nicaragua are demanding early elections after violent protests in the capital. Since mid April, demonstrators have demanded the resignation of President Daniel Ortega, saying he's becoming a dictator.
The latest deaths over a 24-hour period has raised the total death toll in protests against the regime of President Daniel Ortega to 83 killed since April 18.
These deaths, confirmed by the local Red Cross, are the latest in a wave of protests against social security reforms that have rocked this Central American nation.
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