Nicaragua police raid and ransack top journalist's offices

Carlos Fernando Chamorro says Daniel Ortega’s ‘criminal dictatorship’ behind attack

One of Nicaragua’s most prominent journalists has accused the “criminal dictatorship” of the country’s president, Daniel Ortega, of launching a brazen attack on the press after police raided, ransacked and commandeered his newsroom in the latest chapter of an escalating crackdown on dissent.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the editor of Confidencial, a combative newsletter and website, said officers had stormed its headquarters in the capital Managua late on Thursday night, seizing laptops and computers, and had returned at about 10.30pm on Friday to occupy the premises.

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Source: theguardian