Nicaraguan Congress approves Ortega-backed amnesty law

FILE PHOTO: Riot police are pictured during a protest against the government of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas/File Photo

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua’s Congress approved a sweeping amnesty law during a Saturday session that will offer protection to police and others who took part in a violent clampdown on anti-government protesters over the past year. Passed by lawmakers allied with President Daniel Ortega who control the chamber just a day after it was introduced, […]

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