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EU, UK Sanction Top Nicaraguan Officials

Expand An anti-government protester is dragged away and arrested by police as security forces disrupt an opposition march coined "United for Freedom" in Managua, Nicaragua, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga This week, the European Union and United Kingdom adopted targeted sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, against six Nicaraguan officials implicated in a brutal 2018 crackdown on dissent. In doing so, they send a strong message that ongoing repression in Nicaragua will not be tolerated. Nicaragua’s human rights record is deplorable. The country’s 2018 crackdown…

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