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  Fifth presidential candidate detained in Nicaragua; 15 opposition leaders now detained in total
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Last EditedBojicat  Jun 23, 2021 02:00pm
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News DateTuesday, June 22, 2021 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionNicaragua's National Police have detained a fifth presidential candidate, bringing the total number of opposition leaders so far detained to 15 ahead of the November general election.

Miguel Mora Barberena, from the Democratic Restoration Party (PRD), was detained on Sunday, accused of committing acts that threaten national sovereignty, according to a statement from police published Sunday.
Mora is a presidential candidate, journalist and owner of the now shut down 100% Noticias TV channel.

Mora is the fifth presidential candidate detained this month, along with journalist Cristiana Chamorro, who has been under house arrest since June 2; former diplomat Arturo Cruz, arrested on June 5; and political scientist Félix Maradiaga and economist Juan Sebastián Chamorro, both arrested on June 8.
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