|Nicaraguan youth protesting for release of political prisoners|
Peaceful opposition march for the release of political prisoners was violently broken up by the government on Saturday.
|Peaceful protester being taken away by security forces.|
However Ryota Jonen of the World Movement for Democracy reported over twitter last night that the number was more than 80.
Today more than 80 people were arrested in Nicaragua. A member of the WMD's Steering Committee, Sofia Montenegro, is one of them. Stay tuned as we follow the developments in Nicaragua. @AnaGomesMEP @Montesof #SetThemFree https://t.co/n1e82k3RO5— Ryota Jonen (@ryotajonen) March 17, 2019
Euronews also reported that "[s]ince November, police have enforced a ban on streets protests that first erupted in April 2018 when the government of President Daniel Ortega moved to reduce welfare benefits. They've since escalated into a broader opposition movement."
Fifty released from prison to house arrest while another eighty or more are jailed for demanding the release of what was estimated to be 288 political prisoners in Nicaragua.
This is not progress on human rights in Nicaragua, but a revolving door with an increasing number of political prisoners.