Nicaragua series pt 3: Church stands by opposition to Ortega
Nicaragua's opposition has been asking for President Daniel Ortega to step down for more than six months now. But the repression against it has been brutal. Opponents to the regime have been arrested, jailed, injured and even killed, Amnesty International has reported. One sector has stood by them all along: the Church. Its has had a key role in preventing more captures and deaths. Alix Hardy met with its members in Managua, Nicaragua.
Nicaragua series pt 2: Ortega deaf to calls to go
Nicaragua has been in crisis for more than six months now. A large part of the population wants the president gone. Some 320 people have been killed in the unrest and more than 40,000 have fled the country.
So far President Daniel Ortega and his wife have remained deaf to the demand for early elections.
Once admired revolutionaries with the Sandanista movement during the 1980s, they are now appear more and more isolated in their quest to stay in power.
Alix Hardy has this report from Managua.
Nicaragua series pt 4: NGOs denounce repression
In Nicaragua human rights organisations have grown increasingly concerned about the government’s crackdown on protesters. More than 320 people have been killed in more than six months of unrest.
Daniel Ortega’s government has also been seeking to arrest anyone who played a role in the uprising against him.
Over 500 opponents are currently in jail and many political dissidents have had to go into hiding to avoid being arrested and tried.
Alix Hardy reports
Nicaragua series pt.1: Political prisoners
In Nicaragua, more than 300 people have been killed in the past six months as President Daniel Ortega continues his crackdown on protests demanding his removal. In the capital Managua, streets remain deserted as anti-regime protests have been declared illegal with thousands of opponents behind bars. RFI's Alix Hardy reports.
Nazi-looted art on show in Berlin
In the German capital an exhibition at the Martin Gropius Bau museum focuses on art looted under Nazi rule in Germany.
Around 200 pieces are on display in order to bring to light the role art professionals had in the Europe-wide theft of cultural assets during the Nazi regime.
Our correspondent in Berlin, Emmanuelle Chaze, has this report for us.