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Weekly Report - 08 October 2020 (WR-20-40)

NICARAGUA: Opposition sounds the alarm over new bills

Opposition groups such as Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD), civil-society organisations, and the international community have all expressed concern about two new legislative bills tabled by President Daniel Ortega’s Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) - a new cyber-security bill and the so-called ‘foreign agents’ bill. ACJD is among those accusing the Ortega government, which since April 2018 has been carrying out a crackdown on its opponents whom it accuses of seeking to carry out a coup, of enacting a new wave of repression, with just over a year until the November 2021 general elections.

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