Nicaraguan government executed protesters, says NGO

Nicaraguan government executed protesters, says NGO

Amnesty International report says Daniel Ortega government used excessive force and militias to quell 40-day wave of protests

Police reportedly executed protesters in NicaraguaReuters / Oswaldo Rivas / 29.5.2018The Nicaraguan government has used excessive force and carried out extrajudicial executions during the crackdown on protests that have taken to the streets 40 days ago, according to a report presented Tuesday by Amnesty International.Still according to the report, at least 81 people died during clashes with forces loyal to the government of Daniel Ortega, which even used the use of militias to suppress the demonstrations.In the report, entitled "Shooting to Kill: Strategies to Suppress Protests in Nicaragua," Amnesty International reports that Nicaraguan police use lethal weapons against crowds and record the large number of people injured by firearms.In addition, it says that there are a large number of dead people with head, neck and chest shots.Analysis of the bullets' trajectory and attempts by the government to prevent investigations into the killings lead the NGO to conclude that pol...


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