Nicaraguan opposition woman is given house arrest

MANAGUA, NIC.- The journalist and presidential candidate Cristiana Chamorro was under house arrest yesterday, hours after the police entered her house with an arrest warrant against her on charges of money laundering, in the continuation of what she The opposition calls it an attempt by the government of President Daniel Ortega to sideline potential rivals heading into the November elections.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Cristiana’s brother and who has also been the target of attacks by the Government, said on his Twitter account that after spending hours at home, “the riot police leave her under ‘house arrest’, in isolation.

Chamorro, 67, is being investigated for alleged money laundering by the Prosecutor’s Office, which formally accused her on Tuesday night and asked the competent authorities to disqualify her from running for public office.

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States rejected Chamorro’s disqualification and maintained that “Nicaragua is heading for the worst possible elections.”

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