Nicaragua releases more than 200 political prisoners; are transferred to the US

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More than 200 political prisoners from Nicaragua they would have been released and are being transferred to the United States, media and relatives of the prisoners reported on Thursday.

On Monday a judge of Nicaragua imposed 10-year prison sentences on Monday on four priests and two seminarians for treason and propagation of false news, amid what human rights organizations describe as one of the biggest attacks against critics of President Daniel Ortega .

This, after on Sunday, the priest Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila, critical of the Government of Daniel Ortegawas sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime of conspiracy and propagation of false news to the detriment of the State of Nicaragua and society.

The six religious convicted Monday belong to the Matagalpa diocese of Nicaragua, led by Bishop Rolando Álvarez, a government critic who was arrested with them in August.

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