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Nicaragua releases 50 prisoners in hopes talks can resume

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Mar 15, 2019 4:00 PM 1+ week ago

People cheers protesters, who were arrested for participating in protests against Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega's government, after being released from La Modelo Prison in Managua

People cheers protesters, who were arrested for participating in protests against Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega's government, after being released from La Modelo Prison in Managua, Nicaragua March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

MANAGUA (Reuters) - The Nicaraguan government on Friday released a second group of prisoners following demands by the opposition for more detainees to be freed before political dialogue to broker a way out of a national crisis continues.

The interior ministry said 50 people - which the opposition considers political prisoners - had been released, joining 100 others let out on Feb. 27, the day talks between the government and its opponents had restarted.

A committee representing relatives of the detainees said there are still more than 570 political prisoners in custody.

The latest to be freed left a penitentiary on the outskirts of Managua and headed into the ...

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