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Nicaraguan opposition activists held as crackdown intensifies

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BBC News

July 6, 2021

Police in Nicaragua have arrested two student activists and four members of the Farmers’ Movement in its latest crackdown on the opposition.

Among those arrested on Monday night was Medardo Mairena, who was planning to run for the Nicaraguan presidency.

His arrest brings the number of presidential hopefuls detained since the beginning of June to six.

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