Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was put under house arrest for "undermining the sovereignty" of the country, in the latest of a series of arrests condemned by the US and European Union.
The Nicaraguan government launched a crackdown on the opposition parties, arresting five presidential candidates and several other leaders in recent weeks.
In recent weeks, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s government has rounded up 13 opposition leaders, including four presidential challengers for the November 7 elections, accusing them of money laundering and other crimes against the state.
Managua says detention of 13 opposition figures, including four presidential hopefuls, is warranted, saying they are "usurpers" funded by US to topple President Daniel Ortega.
Government of President Daniel Ortega arrests four more opposition leaders during the biggest one-day round up so far, in what appears to be widespread detentions of anyone who might challenge his rule.
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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.
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