Nicaragua yanks citizenship of 94 more dissidents

A NICARAGUAN court under President Daniel Ortega stripped the citizenship from 94 exiled dissidents and declared them to be “traitors to the fatherland”, drawing sharp criticism from a regional UN watchdog agency.

Among the dissidents is perhaps Nicaragua’s most acclaimed living author, Sergio Ramirez, who once served as vice-president under Ortega, who has been widely accused of authoritarianism.