Nicaraguan opposition figure Chamorro under house arrest: family

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MANAGUA, June 3, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Nicaraguan opposition figure Cristiana Chamorro, a possible challenger to President Daniel Ortega in November elections, on Wednesday was placed under house arrest, her brother said, after the government accused her of money laundering.

Police had earlier raided Chamorro’s home in the capital Managua and set up a forceful security presence. Her brother Carlos confirmed on Twitter that police had placed her under house arrest and remained at her residence.