Nicaragua police accuse Catholic Church of attempting to destabilise govt

The European Union has condemned the ‘arbitrary’ closure of Catholic and community broadcasters in Nicaragua, claiming ‘excessive police force was used to occupy the installations and to intimidate and disperse unarmed protesters’. – EPA pic, August 6, 2022.

NICARAGUAN police yesterday accused the Catholic Church and Bishop Rolando Alvarez, who has been under siege in his residence for two days, of inciting violence to destabilise the country.

Police in a statement said the Church and Alvarez, a vocal critic of President Daniel Ortega, were “trying to organise violent groups and inciting them to carry out acts of hatred against” the government, adding that an investigation had been opened.

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