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Nicaragua to expel U.N. team after report criticizes repression of protests

Nicaragua to expel U.N. team after report criticizes repression of protests

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a critical report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests.

A U.N. human rights official who was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation said Friday the team was told to leave the country. An official statement was expected later.

The U.N. Security Council will discuss the situation in Nicaragua on Sept. 5, the official said.

The report released Wednesday by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights described repression that stretched from the streets to courtrooms, where some protesters...

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