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
Sunday's clashes near Masaya City were sparked by the release of some 200 students who were held by government forces in a church for over 20 hours.
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.
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.
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