Pro-Ortega 'Paramilitary Groups' (Nicaragua)

Country: Nicaragua
Details of Formation: The Pro-Ortega paramilitary groups were allegedly formed by the Sandinista Front (Frente Sandinista).
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Purpose: The groups’ purpose was to intimidate and squelch government critics. The government could then deny and hinder investigations on the responsibility for these actions.
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Treatment of Civilians: The groups committed a pattern of violence against civil society, journalists and human rights group. Local people and human rights activists complained about extrajudicial killing. The government did not investigate the violence and ordered that no investigations should take place.
Other Information: The pro-Ortega paramilitary groups include the Sandinista ecological brigade and the Sandinista Front.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.