Nicaragua

2008

Letters   |   Nicaragua

Nicaraguan probe raises concerns of political motive

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists believes the criminal investigation of prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios is politically motivated and intended to restrict critical news coverage in Nicaragua. The case undermines your government's oft-stated commitment to press freedom.

October 17, 2008 7:32 PM ET

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Statements   |   Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, concern over investigation of journalist

In response to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's decision to investigate prominent journalist Carlos Chamorro Barrios for alleged money laundering through the Center for Media Investigation, of which Chamorro is a board member, we issued the following statement:

"We are concerned that the investigation into Carlos Chamorro Barrios, a harsh critic of Ortega's administration, could be politically motivated," said Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas. "In light of Chamorro's allegations of government persecution, we urge Nicaraguan authorities to clarify the motives behind the investigation."

October 3, 2008 4:02 PM ET

Case   |   Nicaragua

Journalist's murderer released on medical parole

UPDATE

MARCH 5, 2008
Posted March 24, 2008
Original Case: February 10, 2004

Carlos José Guadamuz, Canal 23
KILLED

William Hurtado García, who confessed to the 2004 murder of Canal 23 television host Guadamuz, was conditionally released from prison, the Nicaraguan press reported on March 5. Hurtado had been sentenced to a 21-year prison sentence for the journalist's murder.   

March 24, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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Case   |   Nicaragua

Journalist's murderer released on medical parole

UPDATE

MARCH 5, 2008
Posted March 24, 2008
Original Case: February 10, 2004

Carlos José Guadamuz, Canal 23
KILLED

William Hurtado García, who confessed to the 2004 murder of Canal 23 television host Guadamuz, was conditionally released from prison, the Nicaraguan press reported on March 5. Hurtado had been sentenced to a 21-year prison sentence for the journalist's murder.   

March 24, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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