MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station’s office.
Nongovernmental media are increasingly threatened under the socialist regime.
The news director “appeared in court in the morning wearing a blue prisoner’s uniform and was formally accused of ‘provocation, proposition and conspiracy to commit terrorist acts,’ according to a court document.”
At least 325 people have been killed in recent protests, and the Nicaragua Center for Human Rights says some 565 people have been jailed. Thousands more have fled the country in self-imposed exile.