'I Denounce the Dictator Daniel Ortega,' says Editor Carlos Chamorro After Police Raid Newsroom in Nicaragua
Confidencial of Nicaragua raises alarm after its offices are raided by the National Police
Officers with the National Police raided the offices of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial around midnight on Dec. 13, taking computer equipment and documents with them, according to reports from the publication.
The raided building houses the newsroom of the weekly magazine, the digital newspaper and television programs Esta Semana and Esta Noche.
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Confidencial, blamed the regime of President Daniel Ortega.
“I denounce the dictator Daniel Ortega, supreme head of the national police, as responsible for the police assault against the offices of Confidencial, Esta Semana and Esta Noche,” he wrote via Twitter. “They raided our newsroom. A brutal attack against press freedom and freedom of enterprise.”